The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force is currently investigating the death of one Tunrayo Odubanjo allegedly killed by her boyfriend.
Reports had it that the suspect, Toba slit the throat of his girlfriend during a heated argument between them over slippers.
The duo, Naija News learnt were together on Wednesday in a room before Toba sent his girlfriend to get an alcoholic drink for him.
Their argument, however, started after Odubanjo wore out her boyfriend’s slippers to the place.
A resident, who gave her name simply as Peju, had told newsmen that when Odubanjo returned, Toba attacked her for wearing his slippers.
She said, “He told her to pack out of his house, but she kept begging him and when she decided to leave the house, she could not see her slippers. She asked him for the slippers and Toba said he threw them into the bush. She pleaded with him to help her retrieve them from the bush, but he refused.
“I tried to intervene, but he threatened to use broken tiles on me. So, I withdrew and continued with what I was doing. The girl later asked me for slippers, but I told her I had none. Suddenly, he pursued the girl again, dragged her into the bush and started beating her.
“I heard the girl begging and thought it was just beating. After a few minutes, I suddenly saw him sitting on the lady. I quickly called people at the site and the son of a chief in our community and they rushed down to apprehend him as he abandoned her corpse in the bush and wanted to run. Toba used broken tiles to slit his girlfriend’s throat.”
Meanwhile, another resident identified simply as Qudus, said Toba just packed into the community, adding that he was taken to the Mowe Police Station.
“I saw the girl’s corpse as people carried her out of the bush. A cloth was used to cover her neck. He moved into his house in the community two days ago; he is popular for selling Indian hemp,” Qudus said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident but said the command will release a statement on the incident on Thursday.
“I can’t give a reaction now; I want to see the person myself to know what actually happened,” Oyeyemi told the PUNCH.