The management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has confirmed the missing student Modupe Atanda has been found dead.
Ms Atanda, a student in the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, went missing after she went out to study at night on Monday, September 4, 2023.
Her roommates declared her missing when she did not return.
A statement by the university’s registrar Mufutau Ibrahim said, “It will be recalled that earlier today, the Management had made public the disturbing development of the missing of the deceased and assured that investigation was ongoing as to unravel the whereabouts of the poor students.
“But current information reaching the security outfit of the University has disclosed that the said student is dead.
“While the University Management condoles with the deceased family and the generality of the University community, particularly our dear students, the Management reiterated that investigation is still ongoing and this is being done in collaboration with national security agencies to get to the root of the sad development and bring to book the culprits.
“We, therefore, appeal to students and all other stakeholders to remain calm.”
Reports say Atanda’s body was found with her eyes missing.
The registrar had in a statement earlier on Wednesday directed students to vacate the premises with immediate effect to ensure a thorough investigation into the matter of an alleged missing student.
Ibrahim, in the earlier statement said, “As a matter of fact, several arrests have been made of suspects”.
The registrar stated, “The University Management has received a report on the case of Ms Modupe Deborah Atanda, who was reported missing as of 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 National Security Personnel have been drafted to handle the situation.
“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.”