Another student, Grace Oshiagwu, ‘raped’, killed in Ibadan

A student of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, identified as Grace Oshiagwu, has been reportedly raped and killed in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Ms Oshiagwu, 21, who was a National Diploma student of the polytechnic, was attacked on Saturday at Idi-ori, off Shasha Expressway, Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan.

A resident of the area who asked not to be named for security reasons spoke on how the victim’s body was found.

“It was evident enough that she was raped. One could see blood all over her body and the cut on her head,” the source told reporters.

However, Oyo police spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi, only confirmed her murder in a statement.

“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,” he said.

He also said investigation had commenced and urged the public to assist with information to apprehend the killers.

The victim’s corpse is said to have been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital in Ring Road, Ibadan, for autopsy.

The incident is the third in two weeks involving female students in Oyo.

Baraka 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.

Azeezat Somuyiwa, 29, a postgraduate student of the University of Ibadan (UI), who was seven months pregnant, was murdered in her home on June 5.

The two cases, including that of Oshiagwu, occurred at Akinyele Local Government Area.