#JusticeforAzeezat: Pregnant UI postgraduate student murdered in Ibadan


A female postgraduate student of the University of Ibadan (UI), Azeezat Shomuyiwa, was on Friday murdered in her rented apartment at Aba Ijefun, Akinyele area by unknown persons.

Shomuyiwa, said to be seven months pregnant, was a postgraduate student of the Department of Social Work in the Faculty of Education.

The university’s Students’ Union President, Akeju Olusegun, in a statement on Friday said the deceased was hit with a heavy stone on the head, resulting in her death.

“During a visit to the deceased’s residence this afternoon by the Students’ Union leaders, it was confirmed by neighbours that she was hit with a heavy stone on the head.

“However, investigations are on-going by the Nigerian Police Force, Oyo State Command,” Mr Olusegun said.

The union’s president said that some co-tenants of the deceased had been arrested.

Oyo police spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said investigation into the incident had commenced.

“Men of the police have also been deployed around that axis to provide maximum protection of life and property in the area,” Mr Fadeyi said.

Shomuyiwa’s murder comes as the latest case of violence against women which have attracted nationwide condemnation.