Crime and Security

Another female student raped and killed inside a church in Ibadan

Another female student raped and killed inside a church in Ibadan



A polytechnic student, Grace Oshiagwu, has been raped and murdered inside a church building in Ibadan Oyo State on Saturday.

Oshiagwu’s killing is coming weeks after a UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, was raped and murdered inside a church in Edo state.

The slain Oshiagwu, a 21-year-old National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, was allegedly raped and then murdered inside the church located in the Ojoo area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government Area. She was found with machete cuts on her body.

Spokesperson of the state police command, Gbenga Fadeyi, released a statement in which he confirmed the incident but said details of the incident were still sketchy.

‘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.

‘Investigation has commenced into the matter and the police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s). While efforts are intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the mystery behind these dastardly killings.’’ Fadeyi said.

It will be recalled that Oshiagwu’s killing will be the third case of rape and murder of a female in Oyo state in recent times.

Barakat Bello, a student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, was raped and killed on June 1.

On June 5, a 29-year-old woman, Azeezat Somuyiwa, who was seven months pregnant, was also hacked to death by yet to be identified persons in Oyo state.

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