The corpse of the worker simply identified as Walter, was found dangling from a rope at about 2pm on Sunday.

The sad incident happened in Isoto, Ajasa Command, in the Alimosho area of Lagos State.

The man was said to be among those working on the construction of the Command-AIT Road before he was sacked.

It was gathered that since he lost his job few months ago, Walter went into severe depression.

A resident and witness said although the police arrived at the scene, the corpse was still dangling from the tree.

He said, “There is scanty information about the man. He was found by someone in this area around 2pm and the person raised the alarm.

“A crowd of people have been milling around the corpse since then. He put on a yellow polo shirt with the name, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, written at the back.

"The agency’s logo is also on the shirt. The action appeared deliberate. The man was among the workers employed by a private construction company to work on the Command-AIT Road. He was on daily pay, but was recently sacked. That may be the reason for the suicide.”