How 300 level Unilorin student allegedly raped to death

late Olajide Omowumi Blessing

A 300 level student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Olajide Omowumi Blessing has been raped to death by suspected rapists

Blessing was raped and murdered by yet to be identified assailants at her abode, in Tanke area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The late Agricultural Science Department student, hailed from Oke-Opin town in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased stayed with her elder sister, who came back from work at about 06.00p.m, on Tuesday, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone without success, as her phone kept ringing.

“She met the door of her apartment locked and could not gain entrance despite repeated knocks on the door.

“She then called some neighbours who helped to break the door open. They met the deceased lying dead on the floor when they entered with her two hands tied to the back and her mouth gagged.”

The account revealed that “she was naked, with bruises noticed on her private part and her mouth was covered.”

A note was also said to have been written on a piece of paper placed on her chest with a message “UNILORIN doesn’t forgive.”

Meanwhile Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has condemned the action and call on relevant agencies ro bring the perpetrators to book.

Governor while reacting tasked security agencies to get to the root of the murder case and bring the perpetrators to book to serve as lesson to others.

Governor Abdulrazaq also called on anyone with valuable information to volunteer the same to the security agencies.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Friday.

The statement read “We will not tolerate indiscriminate violence against any person, much less the girl child.”

He described the development as heart wrenching and absolutely unacceptable, adding that such anti-social and despicable behaviour will never be acceptable to all people of good conscience and all of us will unite to fight this to a logical conclusion.

“The security agencies will get the perpetrators to pay dearly for this crime, enough is enough.

“I sincerely commiserate with the parents of the deceased, her course, housemates and the university community on this sad incident, while praying almighty God to repose her soul,” the governor added.

The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Lawal Bagega, has also directed immediate investigation and arrest of the masterminds.

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