A young Nigerian man identified on Facebook as KingEzekiel Joseph Mayowa has committed suicide by drinking sniper following disagreement with girlfriend of 9 years.
Mayowa, a student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, Ikorodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria reportedly killed himself by drinking Sniper
Video shown below was a live video on his Facebook page, KingEzekiel Joseph Mayowa, last night, in his room. He was crying while holding a bottle of sniper.
A spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer, in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said that on 31 May, 2019 at about 5.30am, Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu received an information that one Joseph Mayowa, a part-time 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, 24, who was also a graduate of the same Institution.
Elkana said the victim was rushed to hospital by his neighbors following an alarm raised by his girlfriend, but he eventually died.
According to the live he shared on his FB page before committing suicide, he said that he ‘lost his girlfriend’ when she went for NYSC. He says since his girlfriend got into the NYSC camp, she changed.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a scheme set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country. It is a mandatory one-year service upon graduation. The graduates are posted to different states and businesses to serve and learn skills. Graduates sometimes get job offers at the end of their service. It also affords them the opportunity to widen out and to make friends.
In the live video shown below, Mayowa advised the Federal government of Nigeria to scrap NYSC and also advised ‘men’ to make money before dating any woman.
He says his girlfriend took advantage of a mistake that is 3 year old to break up with him when she went for service.
He said that he tried his best, but it looked as though his girlfriend wanted someone who is financially buoyant. Mayowa said he had been dating the girl for 9 years, 3 months and 9 days.
He said that he begged and begged his girlfriend to forgive him, but she refused.
In the video, Mayowa apologized to his mother for treading this path. He mentioned other names, saying he’d miss them all.
Mayowa is a Part time HMT (Hospitality and Management Technology) student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu campus, and the President of their department.
Elkana, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Police, said homicide detectives from Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba visited the scene at Eyita area, Ikorodu. He said that the corpse of the deceased 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,” he stated.
Video below is live Facebook video on Mayowa’s page before he died