By Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of ten persons in connection with the gruesome death of a 200-level student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, also confirmed that the ten suspects who are currently undergoing interrogations at the command headquarters along Iyin road in Ado-Ekiti, would be responsible for the death of the female student.
Recall, the university community was thrown into mourning on Thursday following the discovery of the lifeless body of the 200-level student of the institution, who was earlier declared missing.
Though the cause of the death of the student whose name was given as Modupe Deborah Atanda, was still sketchy as at the time of filling this report, it was gathered that the lifeless body of the 22-year-old girl was discovered in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 metres away to the Nursing lecture hall of the University with debris and injuries on her body.
The 200-level student who was until her death a student of Nursing, declared missing few days ago by the management of the institution, during which a search operation was launched by the security department of the university.
The discovery of the body has thrown the entire university community into serious mourning and tension, the move which prompted the management of the institution to direct all the students to go home, while investigation continues to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.
The Registrar of the institution, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim, confirmed the incident to newsmen.
He said, “It will be recalled that earlier yesterday, the Management had made public the disturbing development of the deceased and assured that investigation was ongoing to unravel the whereabouts of the student.
“But current information reaching the security outfit of the university has disclosed that the lifeless body of the said student has been discovered within the school environment.
“While the University Management condoles with the deceased’s family and the generality of the University community, particularly our dear students.”
Similarly, the President and Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Student Union Government (SUG), Ajayi Dotun Emmanuel and Akuraku Kofoworola Elizabeth, in a statement called for thorough investigation into the death of the female student.
The SUG body said the students have visited the morgue where the remains of the late student was deposited to inspect if any part was missing.
They, however, dispelled the rumour of any part of the body missing.