A 300-level student at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, has been arrested after she allegedly stabbed her lover and fellow student, John Iju, to death over his inability to give her N2,500 to make her hair.
Sources told PUNCH the incident happened at Iworoko-Ekiti at about 10pm on Monday at one of the private hostels used by off-campus students of the university.
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It was gathered that Odeyemi, 20, of the Department of Biology Education allegedly had a rift with Iju, 22, because he could not give her N2,500 for her hair.
The duo had a loud argument over the matter before Odeyemi picked up a knife and allegedly stabbed Iju in the chest.
“The refusal of the boyfriend to meet her demand resulted in hot argument, which angered the lady and they started fighting,” a source said.
“During the fight, the deceased was said to have had the upper hand and the lady saw a sharp knife on the tray and immediately picked it and stabbed the boy in the chest.
“The boy, who did not survive the deep cut, fell on the floor, with blood oozing out.
“The people around there cried for help, but Iju died on the spot.”
Iju’s friends were said to have rushed to the Police station at Iworoko to report the case.
They said it was the boy’s shout for help that attracted them to the scene.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident and said the suspect has been arrested.
Ikechukwu, who said the Police had begun investigation into the matter, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.