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Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

Varsity graduate kills self over fiancée

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rope_hanging_suicideFrom James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

A 33-year-old graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, Oluwatosin Otaiku was on Saturday, June 28 stabbed himself to death after his fiancée, Oluwatoyin Olaogun brought their relationship to an abrupt end.

The ugly incident took place at Safari Junction, in Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital when neighbours who heard of Oluwatoyin’s decision to break up with her lover called the duo together to settle the misunderstanding between them.

Investigation by Peoples Daily revealed that Oluwatosin hid a knife in his pocket, which he brought out to stab himself, as Oluwatoyin stood firmly by her decision to end their relationship despite the intervention of neighbours and friends.

It was learnt that Oluwatosin was immediately rushed to Mercy Hospital at Panseke, where he was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, but he died on the way to the hospital.

A close friend of Oluwatosin, who pleaded anonymity, described him as a principled and adamant person, who would never reverse his decision.

He added that he had already agreed to visit Oluwatosin and his girlfriend on this same Saturday to settle the discord between them. “Tosin called me on Friday and we talked for almost 11 minutes on this same issue. I told the two of them that I would be with them on Saturday to settle everything. I just got a call on Saturday that Tosin has killed himself”, he said.


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