A student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, Happiness Odeh, has allegedly been killed, according to the Students’ Union.
President of the union Sodiq Ajani said Ms Odeh was abducted on her way to Ipara, in Ode-Remo on August 9, and raped before she was killed.
Mr Ajani, in a statement on Saturday jointly signed by the union’s spokesperson, Joy Okolie, said the deceased was heading to a movie location when she was abducted.
“Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.
“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.
Odeh, an ND II student of Mass Communication, won the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest on August 3, 2022.
The SUG president noted that the assailants took away the victim’s phone.
Ajani disclosed that the body of the slain student had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Ogun State Police Command is yet to make a statement on the incident.