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‘NYSC made me lose the love of my life, scrap it’ LASPOTECH student who commits suicide said

A student at the Department of Hospitality Management Technology , Lagos State Polytechnic , Ezekiel Mayowa , has killed himself after he was reportedly dumped by his girlfriend .

The corpse of the 34 – year- old part -time student was discovered in his residence at Eyita , Ikorodu , around 5 am on Friday .

He was said to have taken a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper .

Moments before he committed suicide , Mayowa posted a video on Facebook , explaining why he took the decision .

In the three- minute – 18 – second video , Mayowa bemoaned how his lover, one Bolaji Temmy, whom he had dated for nine years , ended the relationship after she commenced her National Youth Service Corps programme.

Amid sobs , Mayowa , who identified himself as the president of his department ’ s students ’ association , lamented that he had made several efforts to reconcile with his estranged lover, but to no avail .

He said in the video , “ I will advise the Federal Government to scrap NYSC because that is where I lost my joy ; my love . I am not a bad boy ; I am not wicked .

Since my woman got into that ( NYSC) 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. ”

He appealed to his mother and colleagues to take heart , noting that he had chosen his own path .

“ I will miss my mum. Mummy , please don ’ t cry . I have chosen my own path … I will miss you all. Your president is going… I am going . I am going now. I am empty. Bye , ” he concluded .

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Bala Elkana , said the Shagamu Road Police Station , Ikorodu, received a distress call on the suicide around 5 . 30 am .

He 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 poison.

Elkana said , “The police received information that a 34 – year- old part -time student at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, 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 .

“ 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 she and the deceased dated for nine years and that the deceased was fond of beating her .

“ She said while she was with the deceased in his room , they had a quarrel and he , as usual , resorted to physical violence . She said she ran to the rest room and upon her return , she found him gasping for breath with an empty bottle of Sniper beside him .”

The PPRO stated that detectives from the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Yaba , visited the scene of the incident , adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary for autopsy .

“ Investigation is ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder , ” Elkana added .

Baba Suwe Backs To Nigeria In Good Health

Babatunde Omidina, veteran actor better known as Baba Suwe, has returned to Nigeria following the completion of his treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Rhode Island, United States.

Yomi Fabiyi, film producer and colleague of the 61-year-old Yoruba veteran movie star, announced his return in an official statement on Instagram.

“Baba Suwe leaves Hospital in Rhode Island, United States of America and now back in Nigeria. He will continue his final recovery at home,” Yomi wrote.

“Without going into individual details, on behalf of Baba Suwe and his family, I want to thank everyone for playing a vital role. Hopefully, his health restores to full capacity in no distance time, so as to enable him to return to the screen.”

“With tears of joy and gratitude, he sends his sincere heartfelt appreciation to you all. This update should be the near-final public information I will be supplying on this matter.

“I must thank you all (Nollywood Artists, fans and well-wishers especially) for trusting me to give you required updates on this, much valued. I shall lose no time to supply any further or additional vital information if and when needed in the future.”

Teacher, 26 Others Arrested Over Homosexuality

No fewer than 26 persons, including an Almajiri school teacher have been arrested by Sokoto State Police Command over alleged homosexuality, murder and other crimes.

Addressing newsmen on Monday in Sokoto, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje said the suspects were apprehended at various locations in the state between May 24 and May 26.

Kaoje said the suspects were arrested following intensified patrols by the police and tip-off from good samaritans.

He said the Amajiri school tutor, Mutala Maude, was arrested for allegedly engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with six of his male students.

Kaoje said that Maude, a resident of Arkilla Magaji area in Sokoto metropolis, has about 60 Almajiri students in his school and was arrested following a tip-off from officials of the National Human Right Commission.

He also said that two other persons, Hali Custom and Muhammad Dan’yamai, were arrested inposession of different consignment of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

He added that 12 other suspects were apprehended in posession of cutlasses, knives, swords, axes they use to perpetrate various crimes.

The Commissioner said three persons, Zakariyya Sani, Umar Hassan and Hamza Sama’ila, were nabbed over multiple shop breaking and theft, adding that items worth N4.5 million were recovered from them.

According to the police chief, the two suspects had confessed to committing the crimes.

Kaoje said two others, Ali Ukawa and Musa Bajini were arrested for alleged arming themselves with cutlasses and inflicted injury on one Alhaji Katu of Maikaza village in Goronyo LGA.

He added that six vigilante members popularly called ‘Yansakai were arrested over alleged unlawful killing of one Muhammadu Kadade of Jigawa village in Kebbe LGA.

The police commissioner said investigation have been conducted and all the suspects would soon be charged to court.

Reasons Why Nigerian Men Delay Proposals

Some men in the FCT said their reasons for delay in proposing marriages despite a long courtship with their partners stems from high bride price, traditions, pressure and influences.

Some of the residents who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja said the delay had further increased the number of unmarried ladies, emotional pains, immoral behavior, single parenthood and pregnancy outside marriage.

Mr Emmanuel Chime, a businessman in Apo said the expenses incurred during marriages as demanded by some cultures, delayed marriage proposal, especially for low income earners.

“You will see a matured man or woman still single, not because they do not want to get married, but because of the finances involved for bride price and other traditional marriage rites.

“One doesn’t have to spend years saving up for marriage alone when there are other things to think and plan for, such as building a house, starting a business, education, and others,’’ he said.

Similarly, Mr Sunday Aboki, said some alien traditions as practiced in some cultures encouraged young couples to engage in immoral acts.

“ I never got married either in the traditional or religious way because of some traditional practices which forced me and my wife to cohabit and have children without going through the normal process of acquiring a wife,’’ he said.

Aboki, stressed the need for traditional leaders of every society to caution the people on appropriate demands for marriage rites to encourage inter marriages for low income earners to get married.

“When some rules are properly explained and made clear, it will encourage marriage for people from different cultural background,’’ he said.

Joy Micheal, a business woman said the high bride price demanded by some cultures had broken or ended relationship between engaged couples.

“I was engaged to be married, but some outrageous demands by my extended family as part of marriage rites caused a lot of problems for my ex-fiancé and his people,’’ she said.

Micheal said her former fiancé and his people felt frustrated by the demands, which affected their relationship and they had to suspend their marriage plans and later called it off.

On his own part, Mr Olu Adegoke, a civil servant in the FCT said marriage between a couple should be an avenue for both families to start a relationship that would last forever, not an avenue for making money through unnecessary demands.
“Marriage should be seen as an avenue for both families to start a relationship that will last forever, rather than an opportunity to make money.

“No matter how much a dowry or bride price cost, it can never pay for the amount spent in bringing up the proposed wife.
“ So rather than some cultures making it difficult for their children to get married, they should instead look at it from another angle, that they are starting a new relationship with another family and they will all benefit from the union,’’ he said.

Adegoke recounted that some requirement for marriage rites between some couples had left both extended family in a sour relationship that might even affect the marriage.

Similarly, a marriage Counselor, Mrs Naomi Danjuma, stressed the need for every culture to be concerned about inculcating good moral acts, upholding the cultural values of its people, as well as encourage inter-marriages between people of diverse cultures, rather than enforcing stringent laws and customs.

“Though, some of these marriage rites is very important and some people even face the consequences of engaging in marriage without the proper cultural rites.

“There is need for us to also encourage that some of these laws that prevent marriages should be looked into and an alternative be used to encourage marriage between people of diverse cultures,’’ she added.

Danjuma said inter-marriage between people of various cultures would strengthen the relationship of the people, promote, peace and unity, and address some of the security challenges prevalent in the society .


Over 20 million people in illicit drugs globally – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has expressed worry over prevalent cases of drug abuse among youths in the country.

Anambra State commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, stated this on Sunday in Onitsha at the annual feast of Barracuda/Symposium of the National Association of Seadogs (Pirate Confraternity).
Delivering a paper titled “Tackling the Menace of Prevalent Drug Abuse/Use Amongst the Youths”, Momodu said over 27 million persons were involved in illicit drugs across the world.

The NDLEA boss who was represented at the occasion by Mrs. Thompson Chinwe, a habilitation expert, canvassed for stiffer penalty for offenders.

He said, “Drug abuse is a global problem. About 27 million people are using illicit drugs. Drug abuse is no respecter of any person.

“The youths are becoming addicted to drugs nowadays with its attendant harmful effects. Something must be done to checkmate the trend.

“Members of the judiciary and the legislature can also help to curb the prevalence of this by enacting stiffer penalty or punishment to the offenders.”

Describing drug abuse as excessive intake of substance without doctors prescription, Momodu also called on parents to monitor their children to detect when they were developing certain abnormal behaviors that might result to drug abuse.

Earlier, State President, National Association of SeaDogs, Ikem Mazeli, said the association was established to fights harmful behaviours and practices among members of the society.

“Barracuda stands for those ills that confront our society at large that if not checked might have serious harmful effects on the members of the public,” he said.

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