A 57 year old American man, Charles Carlson, has been found dead in his hotel room, Ellyx Ville hotel, situated in Lekki Phase one on Tuesday.
The American, according to a police statement, was found lifeless in his room with a rope beside his body. The police described his death as ‘Sudden and Unnatural Death’ (SUD). He was said to have lodged in the hotel early in the day.
It was gathered that the hotel management became suspicious after the guest did not come down for breakfast on Tuesday neither did he respond to telephone calls to his room and mobile number.
His business partner was contacted and his hotel room forced open only to discover him dead close to the door. It was not clear if the man committed suicide with the rope found beside him.
While confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Dolapo Badmos stated: “We received a situation report of sudden and unnatural death of a foreign national today at about 5.35pm.
“The manager of the hotel told detectives that they noticed that he did not come out for breakfast.Telephone calls to his mobile and hotel intercom was not picked, which prompted them to call his business partner.
“The door was forced open and he was found motionless as he had allegedly hung himself with a rope close to the door. Detectives from Maroko division visited the scene and corpse was evacuated to the mortuary.”
Lagos State Police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has directed that the case be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for investigation.