Atanda Modupe Deborah, a first-year student at the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has been found dead two days after she went missing.
It was gathered that Atanda Modupe Deborah, a student of the Nursing Department in stream A, within the Faculty of Basic Medical Science, went missing subsequent to her study session in the classroom on the night of Monday, September 4, 2023.
Her roommates raised the alarm about her disappearance when she failed to return after her evening study session.
Her body was found buried in a shallow grave behind her faculty with her eyes plucked out on Wednesday, September 6.
In response to this shocking incident, the University’s Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, issued a statement on Wednesday evening, mandating the immediate evacuation of all students from the campuses.
The university management stated further that the armed security personnel have been quickly deployed for patrol, surveillance and security purposes, and that several arrests have been made.
The statement read; “The University Management has received a report on the case of Ms Modupe Deborah Atanda who was reported missing as at 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 all National Security Personnel have been drafted to handle the situation. As a matter of fact, several arrests have been made of suspects.
“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.
“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 inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you.”