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21-year old student murdered, allegedly raped in Ibadan

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Another tragedy strikes in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State as a 21-year-old female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Grace Oshiagwu has been macheted to death by unknown assailant(s).

The incident was confirmed on Sunday, by the Oyo State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, in an issued statement.

Fadeyi explained that the deceased was macheted on the head in a church building in Idi-ori area of Shasha, off Expressway, by unknown assailant at about 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The PPRO said that investigation had begun and the police tactical teams were on the trail of the assailant(s).

According to the PPRO :“While efforts have been intensified, we want to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public, to enable us to unravel the misery behind these dastard killings.”

He said that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan, for autopsy.

However, an undisclosed identity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Oshiagwu was raped and macheted to death.

Recall that there have been frequent reports of killings and rape cases in the Akinyele local government area of Ibadan in the past few months.

Earlier reported cases were of an 18-year-old Barakat Bello who was raped and killed on May 31, by unknown hoodlums ; also, a 29-year-old woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, said to be seven months pregnant was killed on June 5 in same axis.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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