A 34 year old part time student of the Department of Hospitality Management Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, Joseph Mayowa, yesterday drank a poisonous chemical identified as sniper, following a misunderstanding between him and his 24 year old girlfriend, Olokodana Bolaji, who was also a graduate of the same Institution.
Confirming the incident in a statement in Lagos, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana disclosed that the deceased was rushed to hospital by his neighbours following an alarm raised by his girlfriend, but eventually died.
Bala observed that the deceased girlfriend in her statement told Police investigators that herself and the deceased dated for nine years and that the deceased was fond of beating her.
“That while she was with the deceased in his room, they had a quarrel and he as usual, resorted into physical violence. That she ran into the rest room and upon return, 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. Corpse of the said Joseph Mayowa was deposited at General hospital mortuary for autopsy while the girlfriend was invited for questioning.
“Investigation is ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder”, Elkana said.
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