The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundare Dare, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of the death of Atanda Modupe Deborah, a 200-level nursing student at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
Deborah was declared missing on Tuesday, September 5, and her body was later found buried in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 metres behind the nursing lecture hall with her eyes reportedly plucked out.
CP Dare, in a statement on Thursday, appealed to the general public to be calm and vowed that the command would do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrators and ensure they were made to face the full wrath of the law.
He stated that the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy, while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation.
The police commissioner also urged anyone with useful information concerning the incident to contact the Oye Divisional Police Headquarters, Oye-Ekiti or the State CIID, or call the following numbers: 09064050086/08053499199.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation.
Earlier, a statement by the Student Union Government (SUG), FUOYE, debunked reports that the body of the deceased student was mutilated.
“The cause of death and manner in which she died is a thing of great pain to the entire student populace of FUOYE.
“As we say our goodbyes to a precious and bright student such as MODUPE, members of the FUOYE STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT (FUOYESUG) visited the morgue and we were able to confirm to everyone that no part of her body was mutilated contrary to claims and rumors flying around, we can confirm that not less than twelve(12) people have been arrested in connection with the crime and we would not rest until the perpetrators are brought to justice”, the statement read.