A part-time student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ezekiel Mayowa, has killed himself after he was reportedly jilted by his girlfriend of nine years.
Report revealed that the corpse of the 34-year-old student of LASPOTECH was discovered in his residence at Eyita, Ikorodu, at about 5am on Friday. He was reported to have taken a poisonous substance.
Moments before he committed suicide, Mayowa posted a video on Facebook, explaining why he took the decision.
In the 3-minute-18-second video, late Mayowa narrated how his girlfriend, Bolaji Temmy, whom he had dated for nine years, ended the relationship after she commenced for her National Youth Service Corps program.
“I will advise the Federal Government to scrap NYSC because that is where I lost my joy; my love. I am not wicked. Since my woman got into that camp, everything changed. Since last year, we’ve not been able to resolve anything. My woman is now taking an advantage of the mistake I made three years ago to leave me.
“I am going, I need to go, Bolaji Temmy is the woman I’m talking about. I need to go. To all the boys out there, please try to make money before you date any woman. I’ve tried my best. I’ve tried all I could. We’ve been dating for nine years and now she is leaving. I hurt her in the past, but I’ve appealed to her. But she insisted on leaving me,” late Mayowa said in the video.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the sad incident, said the Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu, received a distress call on the suicide around 5.30am.
Elkana said when interrogated by the police, the girlfriend said Mayowa was fond of beating her and that they were together shortly before he took the poisonous substance.
“Investigation is ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder,” PPRO stated.