Untold story of Osun lady who burnt Cairo-based lover to death, committed suicide
Alleged infidelity by one of the two lovers resulted in an acrimony that culminated in the death of the two lovers with Ifeoluwa taking her own life after burning Bolu to death.
Findings made by The Nation revealed that love birds had been in a relationship since 2014 when Bolu was studying Mass Communication at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State. They kept the bond until they had their introduction ceremony on October 4, 2021.
One of Ifeoluwa’s friends, who pleaded not to be named, said: “Ifeoluwa was a quiet girl who hardly talked or related with people. She loved his boyfriend, fondly called Teebam, so dearly. Bolu was the one who sponsored Ife in school and even built a house for her parents before settling up a fashion designing shop for his heartthrob.
“After the introduction, Ifeoluwa was pregnant twice but had miscarriages, which caused both partners to be worried. Bolu was living in Cairo (Egypt) but came home from time to time and spent two weeks with his partner in Osogbo, Osun State capital, before returning to his base.”
It was gathered that Bolu returned from Cairo on July 7, 2022 in a bid to celebrate the birthday of Ifeoluwa and also relocate finally to Nigeria to have more time for her.
A source within the family told our correspondent that on July 17, 2022, Bolu hanged out with his friends and returned home drunk around 4 pm. One of his friends was said to have dropped him off at his house near the Osogbo Campus of Osun State University.
The source added: “Around 6 pm on that day, Ifeoluwa called one of Bolu’s parents, reporting that he was drunk again in spite of several warnings from them. The parent apologised to her to exercise patience and promised to come to their house the following day.”
It was gathered that while Bolu was sleeping, Ifeoluwa took his phone to read some of his WhatsApp messages only to found that Bolu had a kid outside their relationship.
Another source said: “She called one of Bolu’s friends, threatening to deal with Bolu over the discovery while the friend urged her to exercise patience.”
Ifeoluwa would later post on her WhatsApp status a message that reads: “I’ve always been a calm girl and I’ve never done this in my life but Teebam has pushed me to the edge.
“At this point, y’all will weep over myself and him before daybreak. I’m promising y’all that!!!”
The source added: “When the friends viewed the status, they rushed down to the house but met Ifeoluwa along the route around Oomuu stream almost naked as she wore only bra and pant, walking barefooted. She told them that they should rush home and pick the corpse of their friend if they would still find him.”
One of the rescuers, Gabriel Adejare, said he saw smoke coming out of Bamidele’s house around 7:20 pm and decided to help, but he met Ifeoluwa’s younger sister, Faith, outside the gate of the house with two elderly neighbours.