Residents of Oke-Odo , Tanke area of Ilorin, students and staff of the University of Ilorin did not certainly consider it as one characterized by euphony when the news spread that a female student at the university has been brutally murdered after rape.
The deceased; Olajide Omowumi Blessing, a 300- level student at the University of Ilorin, was penultimate Tuesday allegedly murdered after getting raped in her room.
The tragic incident was recorded in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
An indigene of Oke-Opin , Ekiti local government area of Kwara State, Blessing was until her death a student at the Department of Agricultural Science.
As shown in the picture made available to Global Excellence, her body was discovered in her room with her hands and legs tied.
Hon Ganiyu Abolarin, who represents Ekiti State constituency at the Kwara State House of Assembly has condemned the murder of his constituent while lamenting the growing insecurity in the State.
He has demanded the immediate investigation, apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.
‘I am deeply concerned about increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl- child in Nigeria.
I strongly condemn the gruesome killing of Olajide Omowumi Blessing, a 300- level student at the University of Ilorin , an indigene of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.
This gruesome murder of Olajide Blessing, who was allegedly murdered after being raped in her home at Tanke, Ilorin, is one death too many.
The action of the culprits is horrific, condemnable and should not be condoned by any society.
The perpetrator(s) of this dastardly and barbaric act must be brought to justice, we must all seek justice for late Olajide Blessing’ he said.
When contacted, Director, Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Alhaji Kunle Akogun said he was not yet aware of the incident while the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ajayi Okasanmi disclosed that police officers at the F Division, Tanke have taken necessary steps after getting informed about the incident.
“A complaint was lodged at the F’ Division that the corpse of a student was discovered and our men were mobilized to the scene, they evacuated the corpse and took it to the Hospital for autopsy.
We met her naked, bruises were noticed in her private part, her mouth was covered among others’ he said.
The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Bagega has according to him ordered that relevant departments in the state police command should investigate the incident and apprehend the culprits.