The Surulere Police Station on Wednesday received an information that one Kehinde Muse, 25, of No 56, Modele Street drank a substance suspected to be sniper.
DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said that Mr Muse was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
He said investigation revealed that the deceased had earlier sent a suicide text message to his ex-girlfriend who is 21 years old.
“In the text, Mr Muse informed her that he will take his life since she decided to quit the relationship.
“The girlfriend promptly informed his family (the deceased) about the text message he sent to her and they rushed to his house, broke the door and found him unconscious.
“He was rushed to the hospital but unable to make it. His corpse has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy,” the DSP said.