A man has been arrested by the Police in Ondo State over the killing of a teenage girl who was reported to have turned down his dating proposal. The incident according to sources happened at No 3 Obasuyi Street, Ijoka in Akure, the state capital.
The 25 year old man, Saliu Oladapo allegedly stabbed 19 year old Chinyere Ebere to death. Ebere reportedly just concluded her West African Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination.
Police sources disclosed that the deceased and the man were around his house when an argument began started off between them after which the man took a knife and allegedly stabbed the girl on her chest and other parts of her body. She reportedly fell and bled to death.
Neighbours, who got wind of the incident alerted the police, who quickly arrived at the scene of the crime. The girl was said to have died before the arrival of the policemen from the Oke Aro Division.
Speaking with reporters yesterday, the mother of the deceased Mrs Lovely Nwama said she was in her shop when a neighbour called her that her daughter who just finished her secondary school was allegedly stabbed by a young man.
“My daughter just came back from where she went to write her WAEC yesterday. I observed some changes in her which led me to beat her before the unfortunate incident occurred.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph who confirmed the incident explained that the suspect was asking the girl to date him which she refused, and was said to have publicly embarrassed the suspect.
This according to him, the 25 years old man was infuriated by the refusal and allegedly took a knife and stabbed the girl to death.
He further mentioned that the suspect will be charged to court for murder soon after the police investigation.