The Ekiti State Police Command has said it has arrested ten suspects over the killing of Modupe Atanda Deborah, a student of the Federal University Oyo-Ekiti (FUOYE).
Recall that Atanda, the 200-level student in the Department of Nursing, was on Tuesday, 5th September declared missing after she reportedly went out to study at night.
But the University’s registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, confirmed that Atanda’s corpse had been discovered, with some reports adding that the body was found with her eyes missing.
The school management stated that the matter has been under the investigation of the police.
Meanwhile, according to a statement on Thursday, 7th September, the Ekiti state police command said it has arrested a 10 suspects in connection with the case.
The police added that the student was found dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing department’s lecture hall.
“While appealing to everyone to be calm, the Commissioner vows that the Command will do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrator(s) and ensure they are made to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement reads.”
“The Command enjoins anyone with useful information concerning the ugly incident to visit Oye Divisional Police Headquarters, Oye-Ekiti or State CIID or call 09064050086/08053499199.”
“Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation,” it added.
By Shereefdeen Ahmad