- A student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Atanda Modupe Deborah, was declared missing earlier this week
- Deborah was later discovered dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall of FUOYE
- The incident has thrown the university into a shock, with many wondering what could have led to the alleged killing of the young female undergraduate
Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state – A student of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Atanda Modupe Deborah, has been found dead.
Atanda, a 200-level student in the Department of Nursing, was declared missing after she set out to study at night on Monday, September 4.
Atanda Modupe Deborah: Missing student found dead
On Thursday, September 7, Mufutau Ibrahim, the university’s registrar, confirmed that the student’s corpse had been discovered, TheCable reported. Late Deborah was reportedly buried in a shallow grave.
The school’s statement partly reads:
“Current information reaching the security outfit of the university has disclosed that the said student is dead.”
Reps react to murder of FUOYE student
The news of Deborah’s alleged murder has received widespread condemnation from several quarters including the House of Representatives.
The green chamber’s reaction was contained in a statement signed by Akin Rotimi, its spokesperson. Rotimi represents Ekiti North (1) (Ikole/Oye) federal constituency.
A report by Vanguard quoted Rotimi as calling on the government of Ekiti state, relevant security agencies, and stakeholders in the community to collaborate and bring those behind the student’s death to book.
“We owe it to the memory of late Modupe, to ensure our students, and indeed all residents in our communities are safe and secure as they go about their legitimate activities.”
‘No part of Deborah’s body was mutilated’
Meanwhile, FUOYE dismissed reports claiming Deborah’s body was mutilated by her killers.
After the student’s lifeless body was discovered, unconfirmed reports claimed that her eyes were plucked out by those who killed and buried her.
But in a statement, the school’s management said it visited the morgue where her body was deposited and confirmed that no part of her body was mutilated.
Atanda Modupe Deborah: Ekiti CP gives order
Per Guardian newspaper, the Ekiti state Commissioner of Police (CP), Ogundare Dare, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of Deborah’s death.
The police, in a statement on Thursday, September 7, appealed to the general public for calm.
The command vowed to do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrators and ensure they were made to face the full wrath of the law.
10 suspects have been arrested already.