Police arrest 10 suspects over FUOYE student’s death

By Joseph Chukwu
Sept. 7, 2023, 8:29 p.m.

Late Modupe Deborah

The Ekiti State Police Command says it has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the death of a student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Modupe Deborah.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the command on its social media platform handle X, formerly known as Twitter, on Thursday.

Deborah, a 200-level student of the institution had gone to study in the evening of Sept. 4, but was later declared missing.

Subsequently, the school management announced that the missing student was found dead in a shallow grave on the campus on Sept. 6.

However, police in its statement confirmed that Deborah’s body was found in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing Lecture Hall.

“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.”

“Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation,” part of the statement read.

While appealing to everyone to be calm, police disclosed that the commissioner has vowed that the command will do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrators and ensure they are made to face the full wrath of the law.

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