In a concerning turn of events, Atanda Modupe Deborah, a student of the nursing department at FUOYE, who went missing on September 4 has been found dead. The university community, along with local authorities launched an extensive search operation to locate her.
Atanda Modupe Deborah, known to her friends as Deborah, was last seen on the premises of FUOYE in front of the Pharmacy Twin Hall on September 4, 2023. According to reports, she was wearing a black skirt and a brown chiffon top at the time of her disappearance by 12:30.
Deborah’s disappearance raised concerns among her fellow students and the university staff. The university administration collaborated closely with law enforcement agencies to expedite the search process.
The university authorities urged anyone with information regarding Deborah’s whereabouts to come forward and report to the nearest police station. They also set up a dedicated helpline for tips related to her disappearance.
The local police department assured the public that they were fully committed to finding Deborah and ensuring her safety.
Deborah’s friends and coursemates also organised search parties within and around the campus area, distributing flyers with her photo and contact information.
In a heartbreaking turn of events, the search for Deborah has taken a tragic turn. A press release, signed by the University’s Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, delivered the shocking news that Deborah has been found deceased.
The press release stated, “It will be recalled that earlier today, the Management had made public the disturbing development of the missing of the deceased and assured that investigation was ongoing as to unravel the whereabouts of the poor student. But current information reaching the security outfit of the University has disclosed that the said student is dead.”
“The news sent shockwaves through the university and the wider community. Further details have emerged, indicating that Deborah’s remains were tragically buried in a shallow grave behind the Faculty of Nursing. The university administration, in collaboration with the local authorities, has launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and subsequent demise.
While this tragic development has deeply saddened the FUOYE community, the Students’ Union Government (SUG) has sought to clarify certain rumors. Contrary to speculations, the SUG has debunked claims that Deborah’s eyes were plucked out and parts of her body were missing. They have confirmed that her body parts are intact, providing a small measure of relief in this distressing situation.
The entire university community and law enforcement agencies are now focused on uncovering the full details of what transpired and bringing those responsible for this heinous act to justice. As the investigation unfolds, the thoughts and condolences of many are with the family and friends of Atanda Modupe Deborah during this incredibly difficult time.
By Precious Onajobi