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400-level UNIOSUN student found dead



The corpse of a 400-level student of the College of Education, Osun State University, Ipetu Ijesa campus, Miss Rofiat Adebisi, who went missing since last week, has been found in Iragbiji in Osun State.

Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the corpse was found in Iragbiji last Friday, while the police had started investigation to unravel the cause of the death and those behind it.

Sources said the deceased left her campus in Ipetu Ijesa to attend a religious programme at Ikoyi town, off Ife-Ibadan Expressway in Osun State last Thursday, but was declared missing when nobody could locate her afterwards.

A family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said everybody in the family, as well as her colleagues, were worried, adding that the discovery of her corpse confirmed their worst fear.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said the police were working to unravel the cause of the death.

The CP said the deceased was not shot, adding that autopsy would determine the cause of the undergraduate’s death.

He said, “No arrest has been made, but the police will get to the root of the matter and prosecute whoever is culpable.”

The Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN, Prof. Labode Popoola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone.

The VC said, “I have been informed of the case, but nobody knows the cause of the death for now. The police are investigating it.”

The Deputy Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students in the South West, Mr. Sheed Afolabi, urged the police to arrest those behind the killing and bring them to justice.

Afolabi said, “This is another sad incident. I think there is a need to beef up security in the state to prevent this kind of thing from happening again.

“The police should unravel those behind the killing and bring them to justice. Two final year students of UNIOSUN have been missing since early September and their whereabouts remain unknown. This is why I believe security agencies should help us by working harder to ensure that the state is safer than it is.”

Meanwhile, the mother of one of the two final year students of the same university, who got missing since September 2016, Mrs. Marian Ogunlana, said she was worried that her son and his friend had not been found after almost four months.

Ogunlana, who is the mother of Samuel Eke, said she had been running everywhere to inquire from prophets and had been attending various church vigils to find her son and his friend, Robert Akinduro, who went missing together.

Speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, Ogunlana said she was told at a church recently that her son and his friend were still alive.

She said, “It is over three months now that they went away and I have not heard anything from them. Nobody has contacted me to tell me where they are.

“I attended a vigil recently and I was told that they are still alive. But how long will I stay without knowing where my only son is? I am worried.

“There is no trace of them anywhere since that night they went missing. The suspect has been released by the court. It is only God that knows what happened to the two of them that night.”

Members of Akinduro family said they were also worried that Robert, who is a final year student of Computer Science Department, had not been found since September 5.

Robert’s brother, Henry, said, “We believe God will take over the situation and we will see my brother and his friend one day. Nobody has contacted the family for now.”

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