A 33-year-old man, Oluwatosin Otaiku, stabbed himself to death after his fiancee, Olaogun Oluwatoyin, discontinued the relationship at the Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday.
After the girlfriend made a U-turn, the deceased was said to have become worried, and this made neighbours, who were aware of the development, to intervene. Efforts were made to reconcile them.
Otaiku was said to have hid a knife in his pocket, prepared to end it all if there was no truce.
It was further gathered that Olaogun stood her ground and maintained that she could not continue with the relationship.
On hearing this unfavourable verdict, the deceased reportedly brought out the knife from his pocket which made Olaogun to run out of the shop, thinking she was the target.
Olaogun was said to have immediately alerted neighbours who rushed into the shop and met the deceased stabbing himself.
He was said to have been rushed to the Mercy Hospital in the Panseke area of Abeokuta.
From there, he was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, also in Abeokuta, but he died on the way to the hospital.