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Ekiti police arrest student who slit colleague’s throat during argument

Operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command have arrested a 300-level student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Rachael Olufogbe, for slitting the throat of a fellow student.

Reports indicate that an incident occurred on Saturday at a private hostel in Oye Ekiti, a community outside the school premises. A disagreement arose between Olufogbe and another female occupant regarding the use of the drying line in the hostel.

It was reported that the victim moved Olufogbe’s clothes to make space on the clothesline before hanging her own clothes. Olufogbe objected to this, resulting in a verbal confrontation between the two.

The situation quickly escalated when Olufogbe allegedly used a blade to cause bodily harm to the victim.

Pictures obtained from the scene show that the victim sustained bloody cuts to her throat, head, and chest.

The school’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sunday Fashina, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “The incident happened outside the campus in a private hostel. Nobody dares that within the campus because they know the rules and regulations. If anyone tries that, it will catch up with them. The police are already handling it.

“The suspect is in police custody, and once it involves the police, we cannot interfere. When they are done with their investigations, they will write to the Vice-Chancellor to give their report, then we conduct our investigation. So, let’s wait for the outcome of the police investigation.”

Efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, were unsuccessful as calls made to his phone rang out and he was yet to reply to a message sent to his WhatsApp line as of press time.

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