The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 300-level student of Ekiti State University(EKSU), Bukola Odeyemi, who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, John Iju to death at Treasure Base Hostel, Iworoko in Ado Ekiti.
The suspect, a 20-year-old student in the Department of Biology Education, allegedly stabbed Iju to death in the course of an argument over his failure to give her N2,500 to get her hair done.
The Nation reports that the tragic incident occurred at about 10pm on Monday, causing panic in the area.
An eyewitness said the deceased’s cry for help attracted residents who rushed to the scene and called the police.
The eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Odeyemi had demanded N2,500 from her lover, also a student of EKSU, to get her hair done at the salon, but an argument ensued after the deceased refused to give her the money.
“During the altercation, Odeyemi stabbed Iju in the chest and his cry for help attracted us but he did not survive the injury,” he said.
The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded.