A man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara state, on Monday, April 25, for refusing his marriage proposal.
It was gathered that the man, a franchise officer with one of the leading mobile telecommunication operators (MTN) in the area also stabbed his girlfriend’s mother when she tried to settle the issue between the two. She sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where she is receiving treatment.
THISDAY investigations revealed that the man is currently on the run.The spokesman of the Kwara state police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the incident said the has been declared wanted.
According to Leadership Newspaper, prior to the tragic incident, the deceased who had been in a relationship with the suspect for some time, insisted that she could not marry him.
“It was gathered that they went out on Sunday night and returned to the girl’s house at Tanke area of Ilorin where the mother had also come on a visit to her daughter. Early yesterday morning, the argument resurfaced with the girl still maintaining her position. The young man was said to have allegedly threatened to kill the lady if she refused his proposal.
It was at the height of the argument that the lady’s mother reportedly came out of her room with the intention of settling the dispute. The young man was said to have dashed to the kitchen where he allegedly brought out a knife with which he attacked the two women. But another version of the incident claimed that the young man, who is currently on the run, had first reported for duty at his office (a telecommunication firm) located along the University of Ilorin road before he told his colleagues he wanted to go and pick something at home.”
An eyewitness said that the deceased said to be in her early 39 was stabbed several times at the neck and around the back of the armpit. An autopsy will be conducted on her corpse by the UITH before a formal report will be filed.