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Obsessed Suitor stabs woman, her mother, over unreturned affection

A man in Kwara state reportedly stabbed a woman and her mother because his love proposal was rejected. The woman is now dead, while her mother is in ICU.

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Man kills woman over unreciprocated love play

Man kills woman over unreciprocated love

(Punch)

David Ogundele, a 45-year old engineer stabbed an MTN worker, Tosin Ashinwo, 30, to death last sunday, after he had showed up uninvited, and had been asked to leave. He also stabbed the woman's mother, though she managed to survive the brutal attack.

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Punch reports that Tosin who worked as a customer care representative for MTN met David after she had been transferred to Kwara State from Kano.

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According to the dead woman's brother, David instantly took to her and made several attempts to win her over, but she was not interested in his overtures, especially after she learnt that he already had a wife.

This did not stop David who somehow got the contact of Tosin's siblings and began to ask them them for assistance in his bid to win their sister's heart. One of such messages, as revealed by the woman's brother reads;
“Your sister is giving me a serious headache. I don’t know what to do. I love her so much but… Join me in prayers that God should soften her heart.”

He also got her mother's number, with a view to getting Tosin to love him.

Punch reports that the suspected became so frustrated after he threw a birthday party for her and she refused to show up, and also refused his gift - a car.

David, who is thought to have felt really embarrassed by Tosin's refusal to show up, then went in search of the woman, held a knife to her throat, forcefully took her ATM card, and withdrew money from her account.

A week afterwards, David visited her home uninvited and met Oluwatosin and her mother. He was asked to leave, and an argument ensued. He reportedly went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the women multiple times. Thinking they had both died, he left them in the room, and went away.

The daughter bled to death, but the older woman was able to get help as she was quickly rushed to a hospital in Iliron where a surgery was performed on her.

In a conversation with a correspondent on Whatsapp, the alleged killer simply rationalised his act by saying “I was bewitched.”

Asked if Oluwatosin provoked him, he said, “It is well.  What can I do now? I was bewitched. How would I attack a lady I claim to love?”

He was asked why he stabbed Oluwatosin’s mother too, he denied it and simply said, “Never”. When told that the woman survived, he said, “Thank God for her life.”

The case was initially reported at the F Division of the Kwara State Police Command, which is located few metres away from where Oluwatosin lived.

The spokesperson for the Kwara State Police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed that the police are on the trail of the suspect who is still successfully evading the police.

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