A 25 year–old man has ended his life after he was jilted by his lover, a 21-year old girl in the Surulere area of Lagos State.
The deceased man, Kehinde Muse had reportedly locked himself up in his house at 56 Modele Street Surulere and drank liquid substance, suspected to be the deadly insecticide, Sniper.
The family of the deceased who had been intimated of his plan to commit suicide had rushed to his house but the deed was already done
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident in a statement said “On 18/09/2019 at about 18:30hours, Surulere Police Station received an Information that one Kehinde Muse ‘m’ 25years old of No 56 Modele Street Surulere, locked himself in his room and drank poisonous substance known as sniper .”
“He was rushed to the hospital but died on arrival. Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased person earlier sent a suicide text message to his ex girlfriend, Rasheedat Damilola Animashaun ‘f’ 21 years old, informing her that he will take his life since she decided to quit the relationship.”
The police image maker also added that “the said girlfriend promptly informed his family about the text message he sent to her and they rushed to his house, broke the door and found him unconscious.“
The Lagos police spokesperson also confirmed that “He was rushed to the hospital but unable to make it. “
His corpse has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.