Police Arrest 10 Suspects Over Death of Missing FUOYE Student

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the death of a 200 Level Nursing student of the Federal University (FUOYE) Oye-Ekiti, Atanda Modupe Deborah.

Deborah was declared missing on Monday after she went for a night reading in the Nursing Department of the institution, but was later found dead in a shallow grave behind the Nursing Lecture Hall.

In a statement yesterday, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sunday Abutu, said the perpetrators would face the wrath of the law, appealing to the public to remain calm.

Abutu who condemned the murder of the student, commiserated with her family and vowed that those behind the act would be punished.

He assured the deceased’s family of the command’s commitment to unravelling the mystery behind Deborah’s death, urging anyone with any useful information concerning the ugly incident to visit the Oye-Ekiti Divisional Police headquarters, the State CIID or call 09064050086/08053499199.

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State House of Assembly has invited all heads of security agencies in the state to brief the lawmakers on security breaches recently witnessed in some parts of the state.

The security chiefs are expected to appear before a Joint Committee of the House on Monday, September 11, at 10:00am with a view to addressing the incidents of kidnapping which led to the death of a resident and abduction of five others.

The invitation of the heads of security agencies was one of the three resolutions passed by the lawmakers at the plenary yesterday after they expressed concerns on the security situation in the state under Matters of Urgent Public Importance.

The House at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, also invited the management of FUOYE to appear before the Committee on Education to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Deborah’s murder.

The lawmaker representing Oye Constituency II, Idowu Odebunmi, said the FUOYE incident should be used as a signal to curb similar future occurrences, urging the House to extend invitations to the vice-chancellors of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti and the Rector of Ekiti State Polytechnic, Isan-Ekiti to know the security situations on their campuses.

He advocated the installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on the internal roads at FUOYE and the conduct of an autopsy on the remains of the student to shed more light on the circumstances surrounding her gruesome killing.