The Federal University of Technology Minna , Niger State , has been thrown into mourning following the killing of a female postgraduate student in the school , Bolatito Ajuola , by a man suspected to be her fiancée .
It was learnt that Ajuola , a student of Science Education , was allegedly stabbed to death at about 11pm on Monday at her off -campus residence .
Eyewitnesses said the man , Best Origboshe , was a worker in a company owned by the victim’ s father in Ondo State , when the duo began a romantic affair .
However, Origboshe was said to have lost his job, resulting in Ajuola asking him to join her in Minna .
It was learnt that on Monday , Origboshe and Ajuola had returned from shopping when the victim prepared dinner and set the table for them to eat .
Northern City News gathered that Origboshe was reluctant to eat the meal , claiming that it was too hot when Ajuola queried him for shunning her food.
An argument was reported to have ensued between them .
A witness , who did not want his name in print, said , “ During the argument, the man started beating the girl . She rushed to the kitchen and emerged with a knife with which she injured her fiancé . The man afterwards went to a nearby store, where he bought a brand new knife which he allegedly used to stab her in the breast and in the stomach. ”
It was learnt that a professor in the university , who heard the cry from the house, rushed Ajuola and Origboshe to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Her remains have reportedly been deposited in a morgue at the General Hospital, Minna .
Our correspondent gathered that Origboshe was initially being guarded at the hospital by some policemen, before he was later released to the police due to a crowd of students , who had gathered around the hospital.
The parents of the victim were said to have arrived Minna to recover their daughter ’ s corpse and follow up with investigation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident , adding that investigations had commenced into the case .
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