Tragedy struck in Iworoko Ekiti on Monday as a 300 – level student of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, allegedly stabbed her 22- year – old lover , John Iju , to death .
The incident, sources said , occurred at one of the private hostels being used by students of the university around 10pm .
Sources said the 20- year – old student of the Department of Biology Education had a quarrel with her boyfriend , also a student of the institution , over his inability to give her the N 2 , 500 she requested for a hairdo .
According to the sources, the duo engaged in a heated argument over the matter before Odeyemi allegedly picked up a knife and stabbed Iju in the chest .
A source said , “ The refusal of the boyfriend to meet her demand resulted in a heated argument , which angered the young woman, and both of them started fighting .
“ During the fight , the deceased was said to have gained the upper hand and Odeyemi saw a sharp knife on the tray and picked it and stabbed him in the chest .
“ Iju , who suffered a deep cut , fell on the floor with blood gushing out of his chest and he died on the spot. The people around cried for help , but that did not help the situation. ”
The deceased’ s friends were said to have rushed to the Iworoko Police Station to report the incident .
They said that it was Iju ’ s shout for help that attracted them to the scene .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP Caleb Ikechukwu , said , “ The incident is confirmed . The suspect has been arrested. ”
Ikechukwu , who stated that the police had begun investigation into the matter, added that the suspect would be charged after the conclusion of investigation .
“ It is so unfortunate that somebody would stab her boyfriend because of N 2 , 500 for a hairdo . Parents should always look out for their children to know what they do in higher institutions. Sometimes , parents should pay surprise visits to their children and wards to know where they stay and monitor their activities , ” the PPRO stated .