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Missing FUOYE student found dead with ‘eyes gouged out’

A student of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) identified as Modupe Deborah Atanda has been found dead.


Atanda, a student in the Department of Nursing, was declared missing after she went out to study at night on September 5.

But on Thursday, Mufutau Ibrahim, the university’s registrar, 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 generality of 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 quickly 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.”

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