An American man was found dead in a hotel room in Lekki Phase One, Lagos, on the evening of September 6.
The body of one Charles Carlson, a 57-year old man said to be on a business trip to Nigeria was found in his hotel room at Ellyx Ville hotel in Lekki Phase One.
The body was found beside a rope at about 5:30pm in the evening. After the body was found, the hotel manager Vincent Onwuke called police and informed them of what had been found, the corpse was evacuated by police.
It was gathered that hotel management became suspicious after the guest did not come down for breakfast on Tuesday morning. Multiple calls were placed to his room phone and his personal mobile phone without answer. His business partner was contacted by hotel management and his hotel room door was forced open. This is how he was discovered dead close to the door. It’s not clear if he had committed suicide with the rope found beside him.