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Police probe alleged murder of fresh UNIBEN graduate

The Edo State Police Command says it has begun an investigation into the alleged murder of a graduate of the University of Benin, Glory Adekolure, by yet-to-be-identified persons.
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The Edo State Police Command says it has begun an investigation into the alleged murder of a graduate of the University of Benin, Glory Adekolure, by yet-to-be-identified persons.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, disclosed this in a telephone conversation with on Tuesday.

Adekolure was said to have gone to school (UNIBEN) for her final clearance on June 13, 2024, but her remains were found close to her house.

Sharing details about the incident, the lady’s brother who identified as @softbaba had taken to to demand justice for her, stressing that she was returning home from school when the incident happened.

He claimed she was beaten, raped, and killed in the Iyowa community area of Benin, the Edo State capital and her remains were dropped close to their house.

In a series of posts on X on Monday, the user sought help from Nigerians, particularly the police to unravel the mystery surrounding her death.

He wrote, “Justice for my younger sister Adekolure Idowu Glory, who was raped and killed in lyowa community, Benin, Edo State on her way back from school (UNIBEN). She went for her clearance and her corpse dropped close to her mother’s house.

“Help us seek justice for my kid sister that just graduated from the University of Benin in April 2024 and still processing her projects and clearance and was raped to death on her way back from school on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at just 22 years.

“Her lifeless body was deposited at UBTH mortuary on 15/6/24 with the help of the Nigeria Police from Ekhiadolor Division. She was beaten, raped, and killed. Please Nigerians, come to my rescue. The help I need now is just for my innocent sister, my mum can’t hold herself. Please everyone should help me to retweet and tag those that can help me get justice.”

Responding to inquiries from our correspondent in a telephone conversation, Nwabuzor noted that the police had commenced an investigation into the matter.

He however did not disclose if any arrest had been made in connection with the incident, stating that the nature of the investigation did not allow for such a disclosure.

Nwabuzor said, “We have commenced an investigation into the matter to unravel the circumstances behind her death. Because of the nature of the incident and so as not to jeopardise the ongoing investigation, I can’t disclose to you if any arrests have been made.

“We will continue to investigate and we will update members of the public of the development soonest.”

When contacted for a reaction, the spokesperson for the University of Benin, Benedicta Ehanire, said she was not aware of the incident.

“I am just knowing about the incident. I will inquire from the Dean of Students,” she said.

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