A 300-level student of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, who allegedly stabbed her 22-year-old lover and fellow student, John Iju, has been arrested.
According to reports, the victim bled to death after the 20-year-old student of the Department of Biology Education stabbed him.
Odeyemi allegedly had a rift with her boyfriend over his inability to give her N2,500 to make her hair. This led to a loud argument before she picked up a knife and stabbed him in the chest.
The incident reportedly occurred at Iworoko-Ekiti around 10 pm on Monday in one of the private hostels used by off-campus students at the university.
“The refusal of the boyfriend to meet her demand resulted in a hot argument, which angered the lady and they started fighting," said an eyewitness who spoke to journalists.
“During the fight, the deceased was said to have had 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.”
The police have now confirmed the incident through the Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu.
While stating that the suspect had indeed been arrested, Ikechukwu assured the masses that the police had begun investigation into the matter, adding that the suspect would be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigation.