By Dayo Johnson Akure
A 25 year old Commercial Motorcycle rider popularly called Okada Ayorinde Igbasan has stabbed his girlfriend Tope Ajibade aged 17 to death for allegedly double dating in Okitipupa area of Ondo state.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect thereafter attempted suicide by slashing his throat with the same knife he used to stab the lover.
The ugly incident according to police source occurred at Ayeka new site, in Okitipupa area of Ondo state at about 1:30pm on Monday.
Sources said that the lover boy has been having a running battle with the deceased for having another lover despite being adequately taken care off by him
The suspect was said to have complained to his friends and those close to the deceased that he is not pleased with the double dating activities of Tope.
He was said to have told those who cared to listen that there was nothing Tope requested for from him that he has not given him and wondered why she was still double dating.
The deceased it was learnt had brushed aside the threat of the suspect on several ocassions accusing him of being jealous and over protective.
She reportedly denied having any other lover and that those seen with her are just acquaintances and not her lovers.
However. Police source said the matter got to a head when the suspect accused the deceased frontally of dating another man.
As usual the deceased reportedly denied and made a joke of the matter which according to source infuriated the suspect who rushed to get a knife and stabbed her.
Sensing that the girlfriend was about dying, the suspect allegedly used the same knife to slash his on throat but was saved by neighbours who heard the cries and groaning of the deceased girlfriend.
Both lovers were rushed to the Okitipupa specialist hospital where the girlfriend was confirmed death having bled to death.
The suspect was treated and thereafter transferred to Ondo state trauma center , in ondo town for further treatment.
Contacted the State Police Image Maker Wole Ogodo confirmed the incident.
Ogodo said that the suspect stabbed to death his girlfriend for allegedly double dating despite spending ” lavishly for her”
He pointed out that preliminary investigation in progress while the suspect who was on conscious is now responding to treatment. End