The Oyo State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded an undergraduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Abiodun Olabisi, for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Lekan Adegun, to death.
The victim, a graduate of the Department of Transport Management of the same institution, was waiting for his call-up letter for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme before the incident happened.
The state Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude, who paraded the suspects at a press conference in Ibadan, said the incident happened following a quarrel between the two as a result of petty jealousy.
According to Odude, the two were cohabiting at the Phoenix area, Stadium Road, Ogbomoso, when the incident happened.
The police boss said, “The incident happened around 8pm on November 21, 2018, following a quarrel arising from petty jealousy. The victim was later rushed to the Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, but died before he could be attended to.
“The kitchen knife used to commit the murderous act has been recovered and the suspect has also been arraigned in court.”
The police also recovered 22 motorcycles allegedly stolen by a robbery gang, which specialised in attacking warehouses, and stealing motorcycles and other valuables.
Also paraded were a bricklayer, Daniel Segun, who allegedly robbed LAUTECH students in their hostels, and Aremu Mayowa, an undergraduate of the same institution and an alleged Internet fraudster, who was arrested for rape.
Others were two members of an armed robbery gang, Waris Lukman and Sodiq Olabode, who were said to specialise in stealing motorcycles in the Olomi area of the state, while another suspected Internet fraudster, Abiodun David, was nabbed for placing fake online advertisements to defraud people.
Odude reiterated the commitment of the command to sustaining the onslaught on criminal elements in the state.
He noted that the command was already depleting the ranks of criminals through intelligence-based raid of identified criminal hideouts and intensive vehicle patrol of entry and exit points in the state.
“The clampdown on criminal elements will be sustained beyond the yuletide and the general election periods. This is to ensure the sustainability of the relative peace for the electorate, candidates, INEC staff members and other participants in the electoral process,” Odude added.