Bolaji, a disc jockey and his girlfriend had retired to the apartment on Awolowo Street, Abule Egba around 7pm on Thursday after a low-key birthday celebration.

The girlfriend reportedly fled the house around 6am, unknown to neighbours that Bolaji had passed on. 

It was gathered that his roommate, who had excused the duo, came back home in the morning and found Bolaji dead on a chair.

The police from the Oko Oba division were alerted to the incident.

A shop owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no mark of violence was found on the deceased, adding that the cause of his death is still a mystery.

He said, “I only know him as Bolaji. He was a DJ and popularly called BJ. His birthday was Thursday. Many people, including me, wished him happy birthday that day. His girlfriend is from the East, but I don’t know her name. They have been dating each other for a long time and Bolaji’s family knows her.

“They were together on that day and she decided to pass the night in his house. Bolaji’s roommate came home in the morning and knocked the door, but he didn’t answer. He called his telephone, he didn’t pick his calls. The roommate eventually barged in and met him lying on the chair, with his clothes wet. He alerted their neighbours.

"Some of the neighbours said they saw Bolaji’s girlfriend leaving around 6am, but they didn’t suspect anything."

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said investigation is ongoing while an autopsy would be conducted to ascertain the time and cause of death.