The body of a Nigerian businessman, Peter Ofor, was found floating in a canal of Kalkere Lake in the Indian city of Bangalore on Wednesday.
It is reported that Ofor, from Imo State, was declared missing on Tuesday by his friends, after he left home to play football. Reports said passersby noticed the body on Wednesday and alerted the police and rescue services.
The police said they found no mark on his body, prompting suggestions that he committed suicide by drowning. But Ofor’s friends have disputed the police account.
According to some of his friends, they said he was allegedly seen being chased by men in plainclothes, who they suspected to be policemen. However, police at Ramamurthynagar station have ordered a postmortem of Ofor’s body.