There was palpable tension yesterday in Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State, when a female student of Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (EKSU), Bukola Odeyemi, allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, John Iju, to death.
The alleged murder was committed at Treasure Base Hostel in Iworoko Ekiti. Findings revealed that the 20-year-old Odeyemi is a 300-level student of the Department of Biology Education while the deceased, aged 22, was also a student of the university.
Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 10:00p.m. on Tuesday after the suspect had demanded for N2,500 from the deceased to make her hair, which the deceased had turned down.
A source said: “The refusal of Odeyemi’s boyfriend to meet up with her demand resulted in a hot argument, which angered the lady and they started fighting. During the fight, the deceased was said to have had an upper hand before the lady picked a sharp knife on the tray and stabbed the deceased on the chest. The young man died on the spot”.
The deceased’s friends were said have rushed to the police station at Iworoko to lodge a complaint against the suspect.Speaking with newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident. He said 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.