Man Stabs Lover to death over refusal of marriage proposal

Jilted lover boy Monday allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in Ilorin, Kwara state capital over the refusal of the lady to agree to his marriage proposal.

The young man is said to be officer with one of the franchise leading mobile telecommunication operators.

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The man was also said to have allegedly stabbed his girl friend’s mother who had waded into the matter.

But older woman, it was gathered escaped the attack with serious injuries.

Sources said she was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where she has since been receiving treatment at the Emergency unit of the hospital.

It was gathered that the hitherto two lovebirds had been involved in a serious argument over the issue of marriage with the girl insisting that she could not marry the young man because he allegedly was dating several other women at the same time.

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 Monday 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 tout a knife with which he attacked the two women. While he succeeded in killing his lover, the mother escaped with serious injuries before neighbours were alerted to the scene by the series of cries for help.

However, another version of the incident claimed that the young man, who is currently on the run, had first reported for duty at his office located along the University of Ilorin Road before he told his colleagues he wanted to go and pick something at home.

A source who saw the deceased said that the woman was stabbed several times at the neck and around the back of the armpit. She was said to have been in her early thirties.

One of the sources who saw the corpse when it was freshly brought to the hospital said “she was very pretty.”

Spokesman of the Kwara state police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He added that the command was already on the trail of the suspect.

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