A 33-year-old-man has died for love in Abeokuta, Ogun State after having a disagreement with his fiancee.
The man identified as Oluwatosin Otaiku allegedly stabbed himself to death at the weekend, few weeks after he was told by his fiancee, Olaogun Oluwatoyin that she was no more interested in the relationship.
Soon after Oluwatoyin broke the engagement, the deceased’s neighbours, who were aware of the development reportedly called the two lovers to make peace between them, with a witness saying that the duo were made to discuss in private inside a shop at Safari junction in Onikolobo not suspecting that the deceased came to the venue with a knife in case the outcome went against him.
Despite the efforts of the peacemakers, Oluwatoyin was said to have maintained that she couldn’t continue with the relationship.
On hearing this, the deceased reportedly brought out the knife which forced Olaogun to storm out of the shop thinking she was the target.
Olaogun immediately alerted neighbours who rushed to the scene and met the deceased stabbing himself.
He was rushed to Mercy Hospital, Panseke before he was later referred to Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Idi-Aba in Abeokuta but he died on the way to the hospital.
Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that the police were still holding Olaogun until a postmortem examination is carried out on the deceased.
Adejobi explained that the command was still examining the statements by the suspects, who were arrested from the scene of the incident and eyewitnesses.
“The lady is still with us, she is still our suspect for now until we carry out a proper investigation on the corpse. We need some time to study the statements but the expert’s opinion is to carry out a postmortem on the body.”
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