In a harrowing turn of events that sent shockwaves through the campus of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), the life of a promising 200-level nursing student, Atanda Modupe Deborah, was tragically cut short. Her lifeless body was discovered in a shallow grave, concealed behind the very lecture hall where she sought knowledge. Deborah’s untimely disappearance on the fateful night of September 5, 2023, had left the entire community in distress.
However, amidst this tragedy, a glimmer of hope emerges as the Ekiti State Police Command swiftly sprang into action. Ten suspects have been apprehended in connection with this gruesome murder. DSP Abutu Sunday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, took to the official police channel to confirm these developments.
The unwavering commitment to justice was further exemplified by Ekiti State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundare Dare, who has ordered a meticulous investigation into the circumstances surrounding Deborah’s demise. The assurance resonates loudly, echoing through the hearts of a concerned public, that the police will tirelessly pursue the culprits until they are brought to justice.
In this difficult time, DSP Abutu Sunday implores calm from the community and extends a plea for cooperation. Anyone possessing valuable information is urged to come forward and assist in this quest for truth and justice. The Oye Divisional Police Headquarters in Oye-Ekiti, as well as the State CIID, stand ready to receive such vital leads. A dedicated helpline has also been established at 09064050086/08053499199.
Deborah’s mortal remains have been entrusted to the morgue, where a thorough autopsy will seek to unveil more answers. Meanwhile, the 10 detained suspects find themselves under intense interrogation, as the quest for answers continues.
The administration of FUOYE, which had initially voiced concern for Deborah’s safety during her absence, has now been plunged into mourning by the confirmation of her tragic end. The Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim, has pledged full cooperation with national security agencies to unravel the enigma behind this heinous crime and ensure that justice prevails. In a heartfelt message, he extends his condolences to Deborah’s bereaved family and the entire university community, who share in this profound loss.
The untimely passing of Deborah has ignited an outpouring of emotions across her fellow students and throughout Nigeria on social media platforms. It is a resounding call for justice, a plea for an end to the pervasive sense of insecurity that has taken root within the very grounds where knowledge and hope should flourish.