A student of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has allegedly committed suicide.
This is according to a statement by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Lagos metropolis.
In his communique on Friday, DSP Elkana said that at about 5.30am on the 31st May, 2019, the Shagamu road Police Station, Ikorodu received an information that one Joseph Mayowa, a 34years old male, took his life.
The statement further revealed that Mayowa, a part term Student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, Department of Hospitality Management Technology, drank a poisonous chemical identified as sniper, following a misunderstanding between him and his girlfriend, Olokodana Bolaji, 24years old female who was also a graduate of the same Institution.
He (Mayowa) was rushed to hospital by his neighbours following an alarm raised by his girlfriend, but eventually died.
In a statement on the same day, Bolaji the said girlfriend, told police investigators that herself and the deceased dated for nine years. She said that the deceased was fond of beating her.
Bolaji further stated that while she was with the deceased in his room, they had a quarrel and he as usual, resorted into physical violence, causing her to run into the rest room.
She said that upon her reemergence, she found him gasping for breath with an empty bottle of sniper beside him.
Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba visited the scene at Eyita area, Ikorodu.
Mayowa’s corpse was deposited at the General hospital mortuary for autopsy while the girlfriend was invited for questioning.
The police spokesman noted that investigations are still ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder.