A student of the Ekiti State University in Ado-Ekiti, identified as Bukola Odeyemi, has allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, John Iju, to death for refusing to pay for her new hairstyle.
The incident, sources said, occurred at one of the private hostels being used by students of the university around 10pm Monday.
It was further learnt that the 20-year-old Odeyemi is a 300-level student of the Department of Biology Education, while Iju, 22, was also a student of the institution.
According to reports the couple had got into a heated exchange after the boyfriend declined paying to get his girlfriend’s hair done for N2500 ( GH¢38) 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.”