By David Olalekan.
Barely two weeks after Barakat Bello, an 18-year-old ND1 student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production (Moor Plantation), Ibadan was raped and murdered at her father’s residence in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, another female student has suffered a similar fate.
The latest victim, Grace Oshiagwu, a 21-year-old student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki was on Saturday raped and killed by unknown assailants within a church mission building, located at Idi-Ori, Sasa-Ojoo, in Akinyele LGA.
The local government area, which has fast become the epicentre of violent crimes against women in the country had also witnessed the murder of a pregnant woman and a student of the University of Ibadan, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, a few weeks ago.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Oyo State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed Saturday’s incident to reporters, Grace whose underwear was removed halfway by her attackers, died from machete cuts on her head.
He said, “One Grace Oshiagwu ‘f’ aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-ori Area, Shasha, off Expressway by unknown assailant(s) today- 13/06/2020 about 3.00 pm.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter and the police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).
“While efforts are intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the mystery behind these dastard killings”.