Ekiti varsity student ‘stabs boyfriend to death over N2,500’
Bukola Odeyemi, a female student of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) in Ado-Ekiti, has allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death.
The suspect allegedly killed John Iju, her lover, in Iworoko-Ekiti, a town close to the university, where most of the students, who live off campus, reside.
NAN quoted a witness to have said that the killing occurred at a place called Treasure Base hostel in the town, on Tuesday evening.
It was further learnt that the 20-year-old Odeyemi is a 300-level student of the Department of Biology Education, while Iju, 22, was also a student of the institution.
Another account had it that trouble started at about 10.30 pm. on the fateful day after the suspect had allegedly demanded a sum of N2,500 from the deceased to plait her hair, a request which the deceased was said to have declined.
“The refusal of the boyfriend to meet up with her demand resulted in a hot argument between the two lovers which eventually led to a fight,” a source was quoted to have said.
“While fighting, the deceased was said to have gained upper hand, a situation that forced the lady to use a sharp knife to stab her boyfriend in the chest.
“The deceased, who could not survive the deep cut, fell on the floor, with blood oozing out of his body.
“The cry for help by neighbours could not save the man, as he died on the spot, in the pool of his own blood.”
The deceased’s friends were said to have immediately rushed to the police station in the town to report the incident.
Caleb Ikechukwu, the state’s police public relations officer, confirmed the incident and said that the suspect had been arrested and detained at the state police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.
Ikechukwu disclosed that investigations into the killing had begun. He added that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigations were concluded.