A 34-year old student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, Joseph Mayowa, has allegedly committed suicide following an unresolved argument with his lover, Bolaji Olokodana.
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Spokesman, Bala Elkana, said that the deceased took an insecticide called sniper in his hostel located at the Eyita area, Ikorodu.
Mayowa was a part-time student of the Department of Hospitality Management Technology. He was reported to have committed suicide in the early hours of Friday.
Mr Elkana narrated that the police station at Shagamu road, Ikorodu, received an information that Mayowa drank sniper after a misunderstanding with his lover, Bolaji.
Olokodana, 24, who also graduated from LASPOTECH, was with the deceased when he died.
He was rushed to the hospital by his neighbours following an alarm raised by his girlfriend, but he eventually died.
“Bolaji told police investigators that herself and the deceased dated for nine years,” Mr Elkana said.
He said “The deceased is fond of beating her. While she was with the deceased in his room, they had a quarrel and he as usual, resorted into physical violence.
“ Olokodana ran into the rest room to avoid further beating from the deceased. On her return, she found him gasping for breath with an empty bottle of sniper beside him.”
The remains of the deceased has been deposited at the General hospital mortuary for Investigation is still on to determine whether the death is a suicide case or murder, the police said..