The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday said the female student at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ifeoluwa Adekunle, was killed by her schoolmate over an iPhone.
Daily Trust had reported that Adekunle, a 300-level student in the Department of Economics in the institution, was found in a pool of blood on Saturday, February 3 in her room located off-campus.
Abayomi Oladipo, the state Commissioner of Police, who briefed journalists in Akure on Tuesday, said Adekunle was allegedly killed while alone in her room by one Olubodun Sanni, her neighbour.
Oladipo explained that Sanni fatally stabbed Adekunle in the chest after gaining access to her room in an attempt to steal her iPhone.
“In the course of investigation, the police discovered that the deceased phone was missing.
“The police through the use of modern technology traced the phone to one Olubodun Sanni ‘m’ aged 21yrs, a final year student at the same school who is also a neighbour of the deceased in the hostel.
“The recovered phone led to further questioning of the suspect who gave details of what happened in his confessional statement; how he entered the deceased room, stabbed her in the chest with a knife and stole her iPhone XR,” he added.
The CP, however, stated that the suspect would be charged after further investigation by the police.