At the scene of the incident around 9 a.m., some residents, traders and passersby were seen condemning the circumstances that led to Akinde’s death.
Some other persons while staring at Akinde’s corpse that was dangling on the pole around a mango tree, were also seen mourning over the tragic incident.
The crowd, who were shocked by the bizarre occurrence, were said to have prevented vehicular movements, creating gridlock in the process.
Officials of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps were said to have visited the scene of the incident to restore normalcy by controlling the crowd to enable vehicles to access the road to their various destinations.
He said, “I was going to Salvation bus stop and was on a bus when I saw a crowd of people looking at a mango tree before the bus stop. I thought there was a giant snake on the tree, so, when I alighted, I went to the scene and saw people taking pictures with their phone. At the scene, I saw the man dangling on the pole of a billboard with his tongue out. The pole was around the mango tree and it was around that part that the man used to hang himself.
“I saw a spec used by motorcyclists in his pocket, he wore a canvass, a jean and a black shirt. I heard one of the women that usually sweeps the road saying that the man was a LASTMA official and I also heard some other persons saying he was a commercial motorcyclist.”