Bolaji Olokodana, the estranged girlfriend of Ezekiel Joseph Mayowa, the Higher National Diploma, HND 2 student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, who killed himself on the premise that she jilted him, has been arrested, according to Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Elkana Bala.
Mayowa moment before he committed suicide videoed himself in his room saying he was caused grief by Bolaji, his girlfriend of nine years who dumped him after she went for National Youth Service Corps and called on the federal government to scrap the programme.
The 34-year-old who broke down in tears while talking and had a sniper in his hand expressed his apology to his mother and friends for taking his life.
The recording took place in the morning of May 30 in the deceased’s room and on the night of the fateful day, Mayowa carried out the vile plot.
Subsequently, the video was posted on social media by a Facebook user, Laatifah Oluwatoyin Sanni where it has racked up thousands of views.
The police in a statement Bala released explained the preliminary investigation it made.
It reads: “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.”
Meanwhile, a Facebook user by the name, Arc Solomon Oluwakoye Olakunle shared an insight into the ill-fated relationship in a post saying Late Mayowa was a possessive lover.
The post: “U jus destroy the ladys life,… I knew bolaji very well, we served together at ministry of land and physical planing, osogbo, I could remember I asked her out then n she categorically told me that she is in a serious relationship with someone which I later discovered that it was u, there was a day I only commented on the lady picture on fbook n all u could do was to block me on her account bcus u av access to her username n password,.. bolaji is never a bad fellow, I knew quite a number of guys that were asking her out then of which she refuse all bcus of u, I dnt know wat lead to her change in attitude but I’m sure it is as a result of the pressure u mounted on her always, i was so sad when I saw the news of your death on yabaleftonline news,… It’s always good to use our sense when loving, it is well!!!”