The Kwara state police command says the state has recorded alleged rape and murder of a 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing, in her residence at Tanke area of the Ilorin,the state capital.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Police Command in the state,SP Okasanmi Ajayi,made this disclosure in a statement available to The Reporters in Ilorin on Thursday.
He said the deceased, said to be living with her elder sister at Tanke area, until her death, was a student of Agricultural Science Department and hailed from Oke-Opin community in the Ekiti local government area of Kwara State.
Giving details of the killing of the deceased, he said:”The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 06:00p.m on Tuesday, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t, as the phone kept ringing.
She came back from work to meet the door of her apartment locked and couldn’t gain entry despite repeated knocks on the door. She then called some neighbours who helped to break open the door.
“Also a note, said to have been written on a piece of paper was placed on her chest containing a message, “Unilorin doesn’t forgive.”
“The people later informed the police at F’ Division Police Station, who discovered the dead body,
Okasanmi also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Bagega, has directed immediate investigation and arrest of the attackers, adding, “That’s what we are doing right now”.
Reacting to the development, Hon. Ganiyu Abolarin, representing Ekiti State Constituency at the Kwara State House of Assembly, decried the growing insecurity in the State and demanded immediate investigation, apprehension and prosecution of the culprits in the case.
The legislator said:“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 of Agriculture Science at the University of Ilorin.
“This gruesome murder of Olajide Blessing, who was allegedly raped to death in her home at Tanke, Ilorin is one too many.
The action of the culprits is horrific, condemnable and should not be condoned by any society.
“I, therefore, urge security agencies to speedily investigate, arrest and prosecute the culprits.
“The perpetrator(s) of this dastardly and barbaric act must be brought to justice, we must all seek justice for late Olajide Blessing.
“ This nonsensical act of raping must stop in Nigeria. I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
“While I commiserate with the bereaved family, on the loss of their daughter, I pray God to grant Blessing’s soul peaceful rest. I also want to urge all our young people to be wary of the company they keep and the places they visited.”