A hemp seller, simply identified as Toba, has allegedly murdered his girlfriend, and dumped her corpse in a bush in Kara-Kekere community, Ogunrun, Mowe, in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that Toba and his girlfriend were together at his residence on Wednesday when he sent her to get him alcoholic drink
The victim was said to have worn his slippers to the place and he allegedly attacked her for it when she came back.
A resident, who gave her name simply as Peju, said
“He told her to pack out of his house, but she kept begging him and when she decided to leave the house, she could not see her slippers. She asked him for the slippers and Toba said he threw them into the bush. She pleaded with him to help her retrieve them from the bush, but he refused.
“I tried to intervene, but he threatened to use broken tiles on me. So, I withdrew and continued with what I was doing. The girl later asked me for slippers, but I told her I had none. Suddenly, he pursued the girl again, dragged her into the bush and started beating her.
“I heard the girl begging and thought it was just beating. After a few minutes, I suddenly saw him sitting on the lady. I quickly called people at the site and the son of a chief in our community and they rushed down to apprehend him as he abandoned her corpse in the bush and wanted to run. Toba used broken tiles to slit his girlfriend’s throat.”
It was said that Toba was seen lying naked beside the corpse of his girlfriend.
Tunrayo’s corpse was carried out of the bush, with a cloth covering her neck.