By Tope Sunday, from Ilorin.
Devil struck today in Ilorin as a young man who is reported to be a franchise officer with one of the leading mobile telecommunication operators (MTN) allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in Ilorin, Kwara State.
He allegedly killed his girlfriend over her refusal to accept his marriage proposal.
Also, the man allegedly stabbed his girl friend’s mother who had come to intervene in the ensued dispute between the two.
The older woman was, however, luckily as she escaped the attack with serious injuries.
Sources said she was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where she has since been receiving treatment at the Emergency unit of the hospital.
Our correspondent gathered that the duo who had been dating for a few years, had also been involved in a serious argument over marriage issue with the girl insisting that she could not marry the young man because he was allegedly going out with several other women at the same time.
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.
But on Monday 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 brought out a knife with which he allegedly used to attack the two women.
While he succeeded in killing his lover, the mother escaped with serious injuries before neighbours were alerted to the scene by the series of cries for help.
However, another version of the incident claimed that the young man, who is currently on the run, had first reported for duty at his office 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’s wife confided in SECURITY MONITOR that the woman was stabbed several times at the neck and around the back of the armpit.
When contacted, spokesman for the Kwara State Police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident and said that the command was already on the trail of the suspect.