Man stabs self to death over disagreement with lover

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BY DAUD  OLATUNJI

ABEOKUTA — A 33-year-old-man, Oluwatosin Otaiku, last weekend, allegedly  stabbed himself to death over disagreement with his fiancee, identified as Olaogun Oluwatoyin.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased decided to kill himself few weeks  after he was told by his girlfriend that she was no more interested in the relationship.

It was further gathered that the deceased’s neighbours, who were aware of the development, reportedly  called the warring parties to break the  truce and resolve the disagreement.

An eyewitness had it that the duo were made to discuss in privacy 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.

It was further gathered that Oluwatoyin  stood her ground, maintaining that she couldn’t continue with the relationship.

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.

Policemen from Adigbe Division, who were drafted to the scene for investigation, took the remains of Otaiku to State Hospital, Ijaye and whisked three persons  away in an Hilux van marked NPF 7092 C.

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 and eyewitnesses.
He said: “The lady is still with us, she is still our suspect for now until we carried 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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