A civil servant with the Ministry of Education in Ekiti State (name withheld) has allegedly stabbed his lover to death during an argument which arose between the two after sex.
The suspect was said to have taken the 24-year-old lady, Tosin Alabi, to a hotel on Ajilosun Road in Ado Ekiti on March 24 to catch some fun.
Our correspondent gathered that an argument arose between the two lovers after they had had sex and the man refused to ‘settle’ Tosin as earlier agreed.
The lady was said to have insisted that he must pay her what he promised before having sex with her and this led to a fight.
The man, who was said to have been slightly drunk, grabbed a bottle, broke it and stabbed the lady on the neck and buttocks.
Sympathisers and some of the hotel workers were said to have rushed the lady to a nearby hospital but there was no doctor to attend to her.
She was later taken to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where she was confirmed dead.
The boyfriend was said to have escaped and gone into hiding and has not been sighted since the incident happened.
Another source told journalists that a man took the lady to a club but another man hijacked her and had sex with her.
The fight which led to Tosin’s death was said to have broken out between her and the man who hijacked her at the hotel.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Victor Babayemi, told our correspondent that he was not aware of the incident because he had been away from the state for more than a week.
He promised to send the telephone number of a police officer to contact for reaction to the incident, but he had yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
One of the brothers of the deceased, Mr. Paul Owolabi, told journalists that he gathered from the hotel that the man who took Tosin to the hotel stabbed her to death as a result of a dispute over how much to pay her after having sex with her.
Owolabi accused the police of trying to cover the man who committed the crime but he said that the family would not allow that to happen.
He said, “By now, the police ought to have made some arrests, including the owner of the hotel. The police said the father of Tosin’s boyfriend was arrested but was later released. We don’t know why the police should hurriedly release the man whose son stabbed our sister to death when the killer is still in hiding.
Meanwhile, an Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced one Mallam Usman Sule to death by hanging over the killing of Mallam Mohammed Sheu, who was his neighbour.
The killing was said to have been carried out at Aramoko Ekiti about a year ago. The two mallams were said to be from Sokoto State.
Justice John Adeyeye, in a judgment on Thursday, held that Sule was guilty of murder and conspiracy based on the evidence presented before him by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Olufemi Alabi, who is the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution in the state judiciary.
The court ruled that the evidence given by the witnesses, who are neighbours of the two mallams, was enough to convince the court that Sule committed the crime.