One Victoria Nwogu, 17, has been found dead in the apartment of a 34-year-old welder, Tunde Kasali, her boyfriend at Igbobi Sabe Square, Jibowu, Lagos.
The polytechnic student was said to have consumed a bottle of sniper found in the room around 1am. Kasali told police that he found her gasping for breath and suspected she had drank the pesticide.
City Round reports that the police arrested him.
“The man (Kasali) is married but he does not live here. I learnt he rented the apartment where he normally relaxes. It was in the morning of February 9 I saw people discussing the incident. Those who have been seeing the girl with him said she was a student at a polytechnic in Lagos.
“He was claiming that he did not do anything to her but there was no one between to bear him witness since it was only him and the girl that were together in the room,” a neighbour said.
Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson in Lagos, said Nwogu’s corpse had been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital morgue for autopsy, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.