The brother to Michael Asiwaju, the founder of Asiwaju Royal Furniture who was reported to have allegedly raped a woman in his car in May 2017 has said that people should stop spreading false information and that his brother Asiwaju is not dead.
However, The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, had confirmed the suicide saying
WE ARE INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE CASE OF SUICIDE. WE WERE ALERTED THAT A YOUNG MAN DIED IN HIS HOTEL ROOM AND THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WAS INFORMED.
HE DIRECTED THAT THE BODY SHOULD BE EVACUATED AND THAT A TEAM OF DETECTIVES COMPRISING MEN FROM THE FORENSIC UNIT AND MEN FROM THE HOMICIDE SECTION SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE MATTER.
“THE BODY WAS INSPECTED AND THERE WAS NO VISIBLE MARK OF VIOLENCE ON THE CORPSE.
TWO BOTTLES OF SNIPER, WHICH WE REASONABLY BELIEVED HE MUST HAVE DRUNK, WAS RECOVERED FROM THE HOTEL ROOM. ONE OF THE BOTTLES HAD BEEN EMPTIED WHILE THE OTHER ONE WAS STILL UNOPENED.
THE MAN CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL WITH THE NAME, PRINCE MOSES. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE MAN WAS THE OWNER OF A BUSINESS KNOWN AS ASIWAJU ROYAL FURNITURE.”