- She went missing after going to night class on Monday
- On Wednesday, September 6, she was discovered buried in a shallow grave behind her faculty
A student from the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), named Atanda Modupe Deborah, who was in her second year, has been found dead.
She went missing after going to her class for a night reading session on Monday, September 4. Her roommates became worried when she didn’t return and reported her missing. Other students joined in the search and found her belongings near a large pond.
Sadly, on Wednesday, September 6, she was discovered buried in a shallow grave behind her faculty. Her eyes had been removed, and she had suffered severe head injuries, indicating that she may have been raped.
An eyewitness who craved anonymity said “Deborah reportedly went out to read but was later found dead in a shallow grave on Wednesday evening with a lifeless body at Oye Ekiti with injuries on her head and her eyes were allegedly plucked out.”
In response to this incident, the management of the university released a statement on Wednesday evening, signed by the Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim.
The statement instructed all students to leave the university campuses immediately. The university management also mentioned that armed security personnel have been deployed to enhance patrol, surveillance, and overall security measures.
According to the statement, “The University Management has received a report on the case of Ms Modupe Deborah Atanda who was reported missing as at Wednesday, 6th September 2023; and Management is saddened at the current turn of events.
“It is pertinent to promptly inform the entire University community that immediate steps have been taken in this regard, as all National Security Personnel have been drafted to handle the situation. As a matter of fact, several arrests have been made of suspects.
“To this end, all students (Stream A and any other full-time student still on any of the University’s campuses) are hereby directed to vacate the premises with immediate effect to ensure a proper, holistic and unimpeded thorough investigation, please.
“It is worthy of note that armed security personnel have been quickly deployed for patrol, surveillance and security purposes.
“Rest assured that all steps would be taken by the University to fish out any and all culpable persons; and they shall face the full and unmitigated consequences of their action(s).
“A new resumption date for all students would be conveyed accordingly. We sincerely regret any inconveniences these may have caused. Thank you.”