A young man reportedly went berserk in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday and allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death over the refusal of the lady to agree to his marriage proposal.
Besides, the man also allegedly stabbed his girl friend’s mother who had come to broker peace between the two. The woman, who sustained serious injuries was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where she has since been receiving treatment at the emergency unit of the hospital.
It was gathered that the duo, who had reportedly been going out for some time, had also been involved in a serious argument over the issue of marriage with the girl insisting that she could not marry the young man.
It was gathered that they went out on Sunday night and returned to the girl’s house at Tanke area of Ilorin where the mother had also come on a visit to her daughter. Early yesterday morning, the argument resurfaced with the girl still maintaining her position. The young man was said to have allegedly threatened to kill the lady if she refused his proposal.
It was at the height of the argument that the lady’s mother reportedly came out of her room with the intention of settling the dispute. The young man was said to have dashed to the kitchen where he allegedly brought out a knife with which he attacked the two women.
But another version of the incident claimed that the young man, who is currently on the run, had first reported for duty at his office (a telecommunication firm) located along the University of Ilorin road before he told his colleagues he wanted to go and pick something at home.
A source who saw the deceased confided in our reporter that the woman was stabbed several times at the neck and around the back of the armpit.
She was said to have been in her early 30s. An autopsy was meant to be conducted on her corpse by the UITH yesterday to enable the institution file a proper report.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Kwara state police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.