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Another Student Allegedly Raped, Killed In Ibadan

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Another Student Allegedly Raped, Killed In Ibadan

A student identified as Grace Oshiagwu has been reportedly raped and killed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Thelagostimes recalls that this is the third reported rape case in the state in two weeks.

According to reports, the deceased, 21, was a National Diploma student of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki. The incident was confirmed by residents of the area and the police who only confirmed her murder.

The latest killing came after 18-year old Barakat Bello and 29-year old Azeezat Shomuyiwa were murdered in Akinyele area of the city in the last two weeks.

It was gathered that the attack on Ms Oshiagwu happened on Saturday at Idi-ori Area, off Shasha Expressway, Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan.

A resident of the area who asked not to be named for security reasons spoke on how the victim’s body was found.

“It was evident enough that she was raped. One could see blood all over her body and the cut on her head,” the source said.

“It happened close to my area. I was scared. Grace hardly talked or abused anyone. She was easy going. Only God knows those that killed her. Her family has been thrown into sorrow,” another resident of the area said late Saturday.

Confirming the incident, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command said in a statement: “One Grace Oshiagwu, female, aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-Ori Area, Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant(s) today 13/06/2020 about 3:00 pm”.

Meanwhile, the corpse of Ms Oshiagwu has been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital in Ring road, Ibadan, for autopsy.

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Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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