Student Stabs Boyfriend to Death in Oyo

The police in Oyo State yesterday paraded a 23-year-old female undergraduate of the Department of Biochemistry at Ladoke Akinola University, Ogbomoso, for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Speaking in the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, told journalists in Ibadan that the deceased, Adegun Lekan, was a fresh graduate of the institution who was awaiting mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Odude said the suspect was arrested by detectives attached to Owode Ogbomosho Division right after she committed the crime.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect and the deceased were cohabiting in the usual student’s tradition of trial marriage at Phoenix area of Ogbomoso.

“The incident happened on Nov. 21 at about 8pm following a quarrel arising from petty jealousy.

“The victim, a graduate of Transport Management was stabbed in the chest and was rushed to Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, but died before he could be attended to,” Odude said.

The CP said the murder weapon – a kitchen knife – had already been recovered.

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