by S’ola Filani
Over the weekend, a heart-broken 33-year-old man, Oluwatosin Otaiku, stabbed himself to death after his fiancee, Olaogun Oluwatoyin, called off their engagement.
After futile efforts to get her to re-consider her decision, he decided to commit suicide in his home at the Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday. He couldn’t imagine a life without the love of his life.
One of his neighbours spoke to journalists saying Oluwatosin became a shadow of himself after the heartbreak and this made neighbours, who were aware of the development, to intervene.
On one of such occasions, the two lovers were invited to discuss in the privacy of a shop at Safari junction in Onikolobo to trash out issues but Olaogun reportedly stood her ground and maintained that she could not continue with the relationship. The deceased did the unthinkable and reportedly brought out a knife from his pocket and stabbed himself to death.
He was said to have been rushed to the Mercy Hospital in Panseke but he died on the way to the hospital.
Confirming the report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the police were still holding on to Otaiku’s remains until a postmortem examination would be carried out.
“The lady is still with us, she is still our suspect for now until we carry out a proper investigation on the corpse. We need some time to study the statements, but the expert’s opinion is to carry out a postmortem on the body which we are going to do. I can assure you that the command will do the needful in order to get to the root of the incident,” he said.