27 Apr 2016

IFE GBONA: Man Stabs Lover to Death for Refusing to Marry Him

A young man said to be a franchise officer with multi national telecommunications company, MTN, has been declared wanted by the Kwara State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his lover, Tosin Ashinwo, to death because she refused his marriage proposal, Pulse NG reports.

The incident which happened in Ilorin, the state capital, also saw the deceased's mother, also stabbed by the man when she tried to prevent him from killing her daughter, who also worked with MTN as an online customer representative, inflicting severe injuries on the woman which has landed her at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).

According to police investigations, the unnamed man and the late Ashinwo had been dating for quite a while but have been having serious disagreement over marriage as the lady was not disposed to getting married to the man because of his abusive nature and temperament and because he allegedly went out with several other women at the same time.

It was learnt that in the night of Sunday, April 24, the man and Ashinwo, who was in her 30s, had gone out on a date and returned to her house at Tanke area of the city, where the mother had also come on to visit her daughter.

Early the next morning, the argument about marriage resurfaced with Ashinwo allegedly maintaining her position, but the man was alleged to have threatened to kill her if she refused his proposal.

In the heat of the argument, Ashinwo's mother reportedly came out of her room with the intention of settling the dispute but the young man was said to have dashed into the kitchen where he picked a knife with which he attacked the two women.

He reportedly stabbed Ashinwo several times on the neck and around her armpit while also stabbing the mother as she tried to intervene.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, said the command was already on the trail of the suspect and he will surely be brought to book.

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