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Suspect commits suicide in NAPTIP detention

The Police has confirmed that a 39-year-old suspect has committed suicide at the detention center of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The suspect was arrested and detained in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State for child trafficking offences.

Lagos Police Public Relations Officer , Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Monday.

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Hundeyin stated that based on the report by the officer on duty, a team of detectives visited the scene and deposited the corpse at the Infectious Disease Hospital morgue in Yaba for autopsy.

He also reiterated that the Lagos State Police Command would continue its investigation into the incident

A NAPTIP intelligence officer on duty explained that while on a routine check, she discovered that the suspect detained hung himself.

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