A 23-year-old final year female student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Abiodun Olabisi, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command over murder of a fresh graduate of the university, Adegun Lekan.
Olabisi was among suspects paraded by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude, at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Wednesday.
The female student of the Department of Biochemistry was said to have been arrested by police detectives attached to Owode-Ogbomoso.
Odude told newsmen that Lekan had just completed his studies and was awaiting NYSC mobilization, when he was allegedly stabbed to death by Olabisi.
The Oyo state Commissioner of Police revealed that the suspect and the deceased were cohabiting in the usual students’ tradition of “trial marriage” at Phonix area, Stadium Road, Ogbomoso, before the ugly incidence.
According to Odude, “the incident happened at about 8pm on 21/11/2018 following a quarrel arising from petty jealousy. The victim, a graduate of Transport Management, who was stabbed in the chest was later rushed to the Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso but died before he could be attended to”.
The police boss, however, added that the kitchen knife Olabisi used in committing the murderous act had been recovered, while the suspect had been arraigned.