Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a 25 years old man, Saliu Oladapo for allegedly stabbing his presumed 19 years old girlfriend; Chinyere Ebere to death.
Ebere who has just finished her West African Secondary School Leaving Certificate was allegedly stabbed to death over an alleged refusal to date Oladapo; her presumed boyfriend.
The incident according to sources happened at No 3 Obasuyi Street, Ijoka in Akure, the state capital.
Police sources disclosed that the deceased and the man presumed to be her boyfriend was in the house when an argument began among them as a result of which the man took a knife and allegedly stabbed the girl on her chest and other parts of her body. She was said to have fell and bled to death.
Neighbours, who got wind of the incident alerted the police, who quickly arrived at the scene of the crime. The girl was said to have died before the arrival of the policemen from the Oke Aro Division.
Speaking with reporters yesterday, the mother of the deceased Mrs Lovely Nwama said she was in her shop when a neighbour called her that her daughter who just finished her secondary school was allegedly stabbed by a young man.
Her words “My daughter just came back from where she went to write her WAEC yesterday. I observed some changes in her which led me to beat her before the unfortunate incident occurred.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph who confirmed the incident explained that the suspect was asking the girl to date him which she refused, and was said to have publicly embarrassed the suspect.
This according to him, the 25 years old man was infuriated by the refusal and allegedly took a knife and stabbed the girl to death.
The suspect, who has been arrested by Police at B Division would be charged to court for murder soon after the police investigation.