Tragedy struck at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday
night with the gruesome murder of a student by his girlfriend after a
brawl between the two over money to make hair.
Bukola Odeyemi, a female student of the institution, attacked her
boyfriend, identified as John Iju, at the Treasure Base Hostel located
at Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti
According to students of the area, the 20- year-old Odeyemi, a
300-level student of the Department of Biology Education, at about 10
p.m on Tuesday, had an argument with Iju, who was 22, after the
latter failed to part with some money she had demanded from him.
A resident had reported that the girl had demanded N2,500 to make her
hair, but the deceased failed to meet her demand, resulting in a fight
“The refusal of the boyfriend to meet up with her demand resulted in a
hot argument, which angered the lady and they started fighting,” the
“During the fight, the deceased had the upper hand, but the lady
resorted to using a sharp knife she saw on a tray and stabbed the
deceased on his chest.
“The deceased did not survive the deep cut. He fell on the floor with
blood gushing out of his body.
“People around there cried for help but that could not help. The man
died on the spot.”