Girlfriend of late Mayowa, the LASPOTECH student who committed suicide, finally reveals what happened, that led to the death of Ezekiel Joseph Mayowa.
The higher National Diploma, HND 2 student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ezekiel Joseph Mayowa, committed suicide by drinking sniper, an insecticide, after his girlfriend of nine years left him for a rich suitor.
Before committing the act, the Hospitality Management part-time student, went live on his Facebook page on thursday night, dangling a bottle of sniper. From the video clip, he was seen crying in his room, at the Ikorodu campus.
He stated in the video clip that his girlfriend cited an unrevealed incident that happened three years ago, as the reason behind her quitting the relationship and that all efforts for her to forgive him, proved abortive, as her girlfriend turned a deaf ear to his plea, and was bent on quitting the relationship.
He also advised men in the video clip to ensure they had money before dating any girl since it was obvious that his girlfriend left him for a rich man.
He further revealed that he had been dating the lady (whose name was not disclosed), for nine years, three months and nine days, only for the relationship to come to a sudden end.
He advised the Federal Government to scrap the NYSC scheme and apologized to his mother for taking such action. He also mentioned some persons names, saying he would miss them.
His lifeless body was discovered yesterday morning, in his room.
Olarewaju Kuye, the Spokesman for LASPOTECH, confirmed the incident but said he had no idea on how it happened.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Elkana Bala, who also confirmed the incident, gave the identity of the girlfriend as Olokodana Bolaji.
Bala, in a statement issued yesterday, said, ” On May 31, 2019 at about 5.30am, Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu , received an information that one Joseph Mayowa, 34, 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, who was also a graduate of the same Institution.
“He was rushed to hospital by his neighbours following an alarm raised by his girlfriend but eventually died.
“In the statement of his girlfriend, she told Police investigators that herself and the deceased dated for nine years. That the deceased is 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 restroom 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. The corpse of the said Joseph Mayowa was deposited at General hospital mortuary for autopsy while the girlfriend was invited for questioning. An investigation is ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder.