Tenant dies in Lagos apartment, landlord alerts police

Tenant dies in Lagos apartment, landlord alerts police

The remains of a tenant, Caleb Chiemele, were found in a short-term rental apartment at LSDPC Estate, off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1 area of ​​Lagos State.

Metro PUNCH It was gathered on Monday that Chiemele, who had been staying in the apartment since May 12, did not come out of his apartment on June 12 and out of curiosity, some concerned persons, including the owner of the apartment, Adewole Olufemi, in an attempt to check on his condition, looked through his window but encountered the tenant lying motionless on the floor of the apartment.

Upon realizing that Chiemele was unresponsive, police officers attached to the Maroko division were alerted and officers assigned to investigate the matter, mobilized into the apartment, forced the door and, while assessing the condition of the tenant, they reportedly found that he was dead.

A source, speaking to our correspondent, but who did not wish to be quoted as he was not authorised to speak to the media, said the body had been evacuated and deposited at the morgue.

The source said: “The corpse was discovered at about 8pm on June 12, 2024, in a short-term rental apartment at LSDPC Estate, off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1. The short-term rental apartment belonged to one Adewole Olufemi. He reported to the police that Caleb Chiemele had been staying in his short-term rental apartment since May 12, 2024.

“But around 5pm on June 12, they noticed that Caleb had not been seen since the morning and based on that observation, they decided to look through the windows and they saw him lying on the floor of the apartment.”

The source said that when the police were informed, they visited the apartment and found the lifeless remains of the tenant.

“When the police arrived at the apartment, they had to force entry because the door was locked. They found him lying lifeless and then took the body to the morgue,” the source said.

When contacted by our correspondent on Monday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the command had commenced investigation to determine the cause of Chiemele’s death, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.