A 17-year-old girl, Hannah Osazuwa, on Monday allegedly stabbed her lover, Tomide Akintoye, to death in Gowon Estate area of Lagos State.
This comes three days after Akintoye posted a status update on his Facebook page, Lifeoftomson Seun, wishing Osazuwa a happy birthday. The deceased had attached to the post a selfie of himself and Hannah cuddling in the doorway, with an inscription, ‘she remains my queen.’
“Baby, on your birthday, I pray that you get whatever your heart desires. May this special day of yours bring with it God’s blessings and love into your life…. I love you,” he had written on his Facebook page.
The reason for Osazuwa’s criminal action is yet to be ascertained.
“Young Tommy, you were told several times to leave this b***h you took as your GF (girlfriend), you disagreed. Now she has taken your life with her own hands. RIP bro; (I) will forever miss you.”
Another friend of the deceased, identified simply as Jnr Slimzy, also wrote that he had tried in vain to separate the two.
“I also warned him. Why as I travel this thing con happen? God knows best brother,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile, a police source said there was a disagreement between the lovers around 8am before Akintoye assaulted the suspect.
“The suspect retaliated and stabbed him with a pair of scissors in the chest. He was rushed to a hospital, but he bled to death,” the source said.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole confirmed the incident and said the suspect had been arrested.
“The suspect has been arrested and the case will be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba,” he said.