The Ekiti State Police Command, has declared on Thursday, that it had arrested 10 suspects over to the death of a 200 level student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), identified as Modupe Deborah.
The Public Relations Officer of Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Abutu Sunday, made this known through the command’s official handle on X (formerly Twitter).
The DSP in the post, said that the late 200-level nursing student of the institution was declared missing within the school premises on 5/09/2023.
Sunday stated that her body was found in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall.
Sunday said, “This is to inform the general public that the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundare Dare, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of the death of one Atanda Modupe Deborah, a 200-level nursing student of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), who was declared missing within the school premises on 5/09/2023 but found dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall.”
He assured that the police would ensure the perpetrators of the crime face the consequences.
“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 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.”
In an earlier statement of the school management, signed by its Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, announced the death of the student.
Ibrahim said, “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 students.
“But current information reaching the security outfit of the University has disclosed that the said student is dead.
“While the University Management condoles with the deceased family and the generality of the University community, particularly our dear students, the Management reiterated that investigation is still ongoing and this is being done in collaboration with national security agencies to get to the root of the sad development and bring to book the culprits.”