A man identified as Herny Sikiru had been arrested by police officials of the Ipaja Police Station for allegedly slashing his the throat of his girlfriend, Boluwatife Ajayi for rejecting his marriage proposal on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in an uncompleted building at Alhaja Wosilat Street, Baruwa area of Lagos state.
Sikiru had reportedly lured the victim to the scene of the incident but luck ran out on him as he was nabbed in his escape bid.
Sources disclosed that he pinned the struggling Ajayi down and started slitting her throat with a razor blade, when some nearby residents heard her faint cry and dashed into the building and freed her.
According to reports, one Oluwole Olalekan who witnessed the sordid incident, said he was sitting in front of his house when he heard Ajayi’s strangled cry.
Narrating the incident, he said, “The boy was using the sharp razor to cut the lady’s neck and also trying to strangle her, so that she would not cry out for help. It was a few minutes before 11pm and there was no light.
” I was sitting in front of my house to receive fresh breeze before going to bed when I heard a voice that shouted ‘Egba mi o’ (Yoruba for ‘help me’).
” I decided to trace the voice. On getting to the uncompleted shop, I switched on my torchlight, only to find the boy sitting on the lady’s chest, trying to strangle her.
I shouted ‘thief! thief!! thief!!!’
” The man dashed off but I ran after him, still screaming. Other neighbours joined me in chasing him. Luckily, we were able to nab him. We handed him over to the police. There were deep cuts on three different areas on the lady’s neck. We took her to the nearby hospital.”
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Ipaja Police Station, CSP Ajewole Adebayo, said that the suspect had been arrested alongside some boys residing in the same place and investigations were on to unravel the truth, promising that the case would soon be transferred to the higher authority before taking it to court.
Additionally, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kenneth Nwosu, said the victim was presently in a hospital where she is receiving medical care.