Police detectives at the Ondo State police command, Akure are investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a 19-year-old girl, Chinyere Ebere allegedly stabbed to death by a middle age man presumed to be her boyfriend.
The sad incident according to The Hope investigation happened at No 3 Obasuyi Street, Ijoka in Akure yesterday.
Police source disclosed that the deceased and the man presumed to be her boyfriend was in the house when argument began among them as a result of which the man took a knife and allegedly stabbed the girl on her chest and other parts of her body
She was said to have fell and bled profusely to death.
It was learnt that some concerned 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 The Hope, the mother to the deceased Mrs Lovely Nwama said she was in her shop when a neighbor 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 up before the unfortunate incident occurred.
Confirming the incident, the Ondo state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph 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 PPRO infuriated the suspect and allegedly took a knife and stabbed the girl to death.
The suspect, who is cooling his heels at B Division Police custody according to the police will be charged to court for murder soon after the police investigation.