Unidentified assailants suspected to have abducted, raped, and killed a student, Happiness Okwa of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The victim, Okwa was kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo, on Tuesday evening, Aug. 9, by some gunmen who allegedly raped her before killing her, reports stated.
She, who was an ND II student of Mass Communication, won the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest on Aug. 3, 2022.
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The MAPOLY Students Union President, Sodiq Ajani, further confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Ajani, in a statement signed alongside the Public Relations Officer, Joy Okolie, explained the deceased was kidnapped three days ago while going to visit a movie location.
“Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.
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“According to reports, she was abducted along Iperu road to her destination. The deceased left Abeokuta three days ago to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo, with the consent of her parents.
“Contrary to the rumours flying around, her death is not related to her status as the new Miss MAPOLY. She won the award on the 3rd of August and the movie location she attended has nothing to do with the beauty pageantry on campus.
We commiserate with her family, friends and colleagues. May Almighty God grant us all the fortitude to bear this painful loss. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord,” the statement read.
The SUG President added that the murderers took away the victim’s phone in the process of executing their plan.
The police have commenced investigations on how to bring the assailants to book.
Okwa’s body had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, the SUG president said.