300-Level Unilorin Student Allegedly Raped to Death

A 300- level Agricultural Science Department of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing, has been allegedly raped to death.

According to a report on Wednesday June 2, 2021, the deceased, an indigene of Oke-Opin in Ekiti local government area of Kwara State, was raped to death in her Tanke, Ilorin home on Tuesday.

She was said to be staying with her elder sister at Tanke area before her death.

Kwara Police Command spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, stated that a manhunt has been launched on the perpetrators.

Okasanmi said, “The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 06:00pm on Tuesday, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing.”

He added, “She came back from work to meet the door of her apartment locked and couldn’t gain entry despite repeated knocks on the door. She then called some neighbours who helped to break open the door.

“They all met the deceased lying dead on the floor when they entered with her two hands tied to the back and her mouth gagged. She was met naked, bruises were noticed on her private part, her mouth was covered among others.”

The spokesperson continued that “Also, a note said to have been written on a piece of paper was placed on her chest containing a message, ‘Unilorin doesn’t forgive’.”

“The people later informed the police at F’ Division Police Station, who discovered the dead body, snapped the picture, and took the corpse to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for autopsy,” he concluded.

He stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, has directed immediate investigation and arrest of the attackers.

Reacting to the development, Hon. Ganiyu Abolarin, representing Ekiti constituency in the Kwara Assembly, decried the growing insecurity in the state.

He demanded immediate investigation, apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.

He said, “I am deeply concerned about increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl child in Nigeria.

“This gruesome murder of Olajide Blessing, who was allegedly raped to death in her home at Tanke, Ilorin, is one death too many.”

“I, therefore, urge security agencies to speedily investigate, arrest and prosecute the culprits,” he added.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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