Ekiti University Student Stabs Boyfriend To Death

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

A student of the Ekiti State University,Ado-Ekiti (EKSU), identified as Bukola Odeyemi, has reportedly stabbed her boyfriend, John Iju, to death.

The incident, according to eyewitnesses occurred at Treasure Base Hostel in  Iworoko-Ekiti on Tuesday.

Investigations revealed that the 20- year old Odeyemi, is a 300 level student of the Department of Biology Education while the deceased, who was 22, was also an EKSU student .

Witnesses however said the incident occurred at night and the fracas was said to have broken out after the suspect had demanded a sum N2,500 from the deceased to plait her hair in the saloon, which the victim had turned down.

A source said : “the refusal of the boyfriend to meet up with her demand resulted in hot argument,which angered the lady and they started fighting.

“During the fight, the deceased was said to have had upper hand and the lady now saw a sharp knife on the tray and immediately brought it out and stabbed the deceased in the chest.

“The deceased who could not survive the deep cut fell on the floor with blood oozing out of his body. The people around there cried for help  but that could not help. The man died on the spot”.

The deceased’s friends were said have rushed to the police station at Iworoko to incident the case.

Speaking with journalists on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer,Ekiti State Command,DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident.

He added that  that the suspect has been arrested and now being detained at the police headquarters.

Ikechukwu explained that investigation has begun into the matter and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as his men conclude their findings.

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