Tragedy struck at the Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday when a 33-year-old man, Oluwatosin Otaiku, stabbed himself to death after his fiancee, Olaogun Oluwatoyin, discontinued the relationship.
We gathered that Otaiku killed himself after his woman told him she was no longer interested in the relationship.
After the girlfriend made a U-turn, the deceased was said to have become worried, and this made neighbours, who were aware of the development, to intervene. Efforts were made to reconcile them.
On one of such occasions, an eyewitness said the duo was invited to discuss in privacy inside a shop at Safari junction in Onikolobo.
Otaiku was said to have hid a knife in his pocket, prepared to end it all if there was no truce.
It was further gathered that Olaogun stood her ground and maintained that she could not continue with the relationship.
On hearing this unfavourable verdict, the deceased reportedly brought out the knife from his pocket which made Olaogun to run out of the shop, thinking she was the target.
Olaogun was said to have immediately alerted neighbours who rushed into the shop and met the deceased stabbing himself.
He was said to have been rushed to the Mercy Hospital in the Panseke area of Abeokuta.
From there, he was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, also in Abeokuta, but he died on the way to the hospital.
The case was said to have been reported at the Adigbe Police Division and policemen were sent to the scene for investigation.
While they took the remains of Otaiku to the Ijaye General Hospital mortuary, three other people were whisked away in a Hilux Van marked, NPF 7092 C.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were still holding on to Otaiku’s remains until a postmortem examination would be carried out.
Adejobi explained that the command was still examining the statements by the suspects and eyewitnesses.
He said, “The lady is still with us, she is still our suspect for now until we carry out a proper investigation on the corpse.
“We need some time to study the statements, but the expert’s opinion is to carry out a postmortem on the body which we are going to do. I can assure you that the command will do the needful in order to get to the root of the incident.”