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200L MAPOLY ‘Beauty Queen’ kidnapped, raped and killed in Ogun, Gov Abiodun reacts

A student of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Happiness Odeh, kidnapped on Tuesday has been killed allegedly by her abductors.

The deceased, who won the institution’s beauty contest on 3 August, was said to have been kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo on Tuesday evening.

The leadership of the students’ union confirmed the development in a statement released to newsmen on Saturday.

The body of Ms Odeh was said to have been found on Thursday in the bush on the road along Iperu Remo.

In a statement signed by the union’s President, Sodiq Ajani, and the Public Relations Officer, Joy Okolie, disclosed that, the deceased went missing along Iperu road on her way to a movie location.

The statement reads in part, “Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.

“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.

The union President added that the body of the slain student had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

“It was so pathetic. The kidnappers killed her and went away with her phone. Her body was found inside the bush along Iperu road. The body has been deposited at the mortuary. We were at the hospital yesterday (Friday) with the parents. May God rest her soul,” Mr Ajani said.

Efforts by Newsclick Nigeria to reach the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi was unsuccessful as at press time.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has condemned the murder while assuring that he has given a marching order to the Police to fish out perpetrators of the dastardly act.

The Governor made the condemnation on Sunday evening via his verified Twitter handle.

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