Another young lady has been stabbed to death by her lover in Ogun State.
Incidences of lovers stabbing themselves over minor quarrels have been on the rise in the country and something has to be done to stem the tide. This is just as another case has been reported where an unnamed young man in the Oke Afa community in Magboro area of Ogun State, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Favour Edet, to death during a fight.
After committing the atrocious act, the man fled the area and efforts to trace and arrest him by both the police and the youths of the community has been abortive.
The gruesome has also caused panic in the community as the police has continued to raid the area and arrest some young men at random in a bid to get the runaway lover boy turned killer since the incident happened on Tuesday, August 25.
It was learnt that the deceased, a mother of one, lived in a rented apartment in the area, and had a disagreement with the man in the morning of the fateful day.
The argument turned nasty, leading to a fight and in the cause of the altercation, the man used a kitchen knife and stabbed her in the stomach and fled from the house immediately.
Neighbours who heard Edet's cry for help, alerted the police at the Ibafo Police Division and the police operatives rushed her to a hospital in the where she gave up the ghost, but not before telling the police what happened between her and the man.
One of her ex-husband's sisters who identified herself as Rose, said the man's family had taken the child to their hometown in Akwa Ibom for proper care.
“I don’t know the name of the lover, but they had been together for about three years. She was married to my younger brother initially, and she gave birth to a boy for him. Later, the two of them separated.
She used to work in a cosmetics factory in this area before the incident. I was called on the telephone on Tuesday morning that the man had stabbed her to death. We have taken her only child to our village in Akwa Ibom.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, adding that the matter had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Abeokuta, where the police were intensifying efforts to arrest the suspect.
“Yes, we have a case of a boyfriend stabbing his lover to death. He is on the run, but we will surely get him and bring him to book.
The case has also been transferred to the SDCI, Abeokuta, for further investigation.”