For refusing his marriage proposal, a man working with one of the leading Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers , yesterday stabbed his lover to death. The incident occurred at Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State. The man also stabbed his girlfriend’s mother, who tried to settle the dispute between the two. The lady’s mother escaped death with serious injuries, while the lover lost her life.
Sources said the lady’s mother was rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where she was receiving treatment. Investigations revealed that the lovers, who had been going out for some time, had also been involved in serious argument over the issue of marriage.
The lady, said to be in her 30s, had insisted that she could not marry the man because he was going out with several other women at the same time. It was learnt that they went out on Sunday night and returned to the girl’s house at Tanke area of Ilorin where the mother had also come to visit her daughter. Early yesterday morning, the argument resurfaced with the girl still maintaining her position. The man was said to have threatened to kill the lady if she refused his proposal. Read more