The Ekiti State Police Command has reported the arrest of 10 suspects in connection with the tragic death of Modupe Deborah, a student at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti. This information was conveyed in a statement released by the command on its social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, on Thursday.
Modupe Deborah, a 200-level student at the university, had gone to study on the evening of September 4 but was subsequently declared missing. The school management later announced that her lifeless body had been discovered in a shallow grave on the campus on September 6.
The police statement confirmed that Modupe Deborah’s body was indeed found in a shallow grave, located approximately 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall on the university premises. The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundare Dare, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.
The statement read, “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.”
It was further mentioned that the body of the deceased has been placed in the morgue for a post-mortem examination, and the 10 suspects are currently in custody as part of the ongoing investigation. The commissioner has pledged to uncover the identities of the perpetrators and ensure that they face the full consequences of the law.
The police also appealed for calm and cooperation while assuring the public of their commitment to resolving this tragic incident.
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