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Federal University Oye-Ekiti’s Student Found Dead

A missing student of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Modupe Atanda Deborah has been found dead.

Atanda, who is in the Department of Nursing, of the University, was declared missing on September 5.

Registrar of the University, Mufutau Ibrahim, on Thursday, confirmed that the student’s corpse had been discovered.

“Current information reaching the security outfit of the university has disclosed that the said student is dead,” Ibrahim said in a statement.

“The university management condoles with the deceased family and the University community, particularly our dear students.

“Investigation is still ongoing and this is being done in collaboration with national security agencies to get to the root of the sad development and bring to book the culprits.

“We, therefore, appeal to students and all other stakeholders to remain calm.”

There were also reports claiming Atanda’s body was found with her eyes missing.

Foluso Ogunmodede, the varsity’s PRO, told TheCable that the matter is still being investigated.

The university also directed the students to vacate the campus pending a probe into the case.

“Several arrests have been made of suspects,” the registrar had said.

“It is pertinent to promptly inform the entire university community that immediate steps have been taken in this regard, as national security personnel have been drafted to handle the situation.

“To this end, all students 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 deployed for patrol, surveillance and security purposes.

“A new resumption date for all students would be conveyed accordingly. We sincerely regret any inconveniences these may have caused,” the statement added.

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