The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Abosede Omolare, for allegedly stabbing her fiance, Sadiq Dauda, to death during an argument.
The Public Relations Officer for the Ogun State Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, told reporters in Abeokuta on Friday that the suspect was engaged to marry Dauda in December. He also said that the suspect committed the crime at Onirugba street in Ijebu-Ode on Tuesday and was arrested on the same day.
According to him, the incident followed a minor disagreement between Omolare and Dauda over allegations of mismanagement of funds from the gas business which the couple ran together. The suspect claimed that her late fiancé beat her up and sent her away and she only returned to the house because his mother promised to intervene.
Mr Oyeyemi said “She stated that immediately she got home, her fiance descended on her, beat her mercilessly and broke a bottle with which he threatened to stab her. She admitted that it was then she took a kitchen knife and stabbed him on the rib.” He added that Dauda, who was bleeding profusely, was carried to Igbeba Divisional Police Post in Ijebu-Ode and then rushed to the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital by policemen where he died on Wednesday.
The PRO said the case had been transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation.