Ekiti State Police Command Arrests 10 Suspects in Connection to the Gruesome Death of FUOYE Student
In a solemn development, the Ekiti State Police Command confirmed the apprehension of ten suspects associated with the tragic demise of Modupe Deborah, a 200-level nursing student at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti. The announcement was made by DSP Abutu Sunday, the command’s Public Relations Officer, through their official channel on X (formerly Twitter).
The distressing incident began when Deborah was declared missing on September 5, 2023, within the university premises. This unsettling situation took a grim turn when her lifeless body was discovered in a shallow grave located approximately 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall.
In response to this harrowing discovery, DSP Abutu Sunday stated, “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 went on to reassure the community that the Ekiti State Police Command was committed to unraveling the circumstances behind this tragic event and ensuring that those responsible faced the full force of the law.
Sunday urged anyone with pertinent information regarding the incident to contact the Oye Divisional Police Headquarters in Oye-Ekiti or State CIID, or call 09064050086/08053499199.
Furthermore, the deceased’s body has been placed in the morgue for a forensic autopsy, while the ten suspects remain in custody, undergoing a thorough investigation.
Before this announcement, the university’s management had already conveyed the grim news in a statement signed by the Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim. In it, he expressed condolences to the family of the deceased and the entire university community, promising that the ongoing investigation, in collaboration with national security agencies, would delve into the heart of this tragic development and bring those responsible to justice.