A Nigerian man, Kabiru Bello, has allegedly killed himself by drinking a substance suspected to be 'Sniper'.

The spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State, DSP Bala Elkana, stated this in a statement on Monday.

Bello, who lived at No. 77 Owode Ibeshe, Ikorodu, died in his Volkswagen commercial bus with registration number AKD 724 XM at a mechanic's workshop in Shomolu.

According to the police, the driver was rushed to Adesola Clinic, Shomolu, where he was confirmed dead.

Elkana added that homicide detectives had visited the scene and an empty bottle was recovered.

The policeman explained, “On August 10, 2019, around 12.56pm, the Pedro Police Station received information that one Kabiru Bello, 43, of No. 77 Owode Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos, allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be Sniper inside his Volkswagen commercial bus with number plate AKD 724 XM while at a mechanic workshop at the Ladylak bus stop, Shomolu.

“He was rushed to the Adesola Clinic, Shomolu, where he was confirmed dead. Homicide detectives visited the scene.  One empty bottle of a chemical substance suspected to be Sniper was recovered.

"The corpse has been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.”

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