A student from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi has been murdered.


NAN reports that the student, identified as Maxwell Okeke, was abducted and killed while in the custody of his captors.

Joshua Ukandu, spokesperson of the Ebonyi state police, confirmed that four suspects have been arrested in connection to the case.

He said efforts had been made to rescue Maxwell alive but the student’s decomposing corpse was instead discovered on June 17.


“We have commenced an investigation on the matter and four persons have so far been arrested in connection with the heinous crime,” Ukandu said

“The victim’s body has been recovered and taken to the mortuary. The investigation is ongoing to unravel the death. Four suspects have been arrested so far.”

Elom Iyke Ubochi, the spokesperson at AE-FUNAI, said Okeke was an “extra-year” accounting student when he was murdered.


Ubochi urged anyone with useful information that could aid in the police investigation to come forward and assist the authorities.

“The security agencies have apprehended some of those alleged to be involved in the abduction,” he added.

“They did everything possible to rescue him alive.

“Unfortunately, on Monday, June 17, the decomposing body of Okeke was painfully recovered under the bridge at Ako stream in Nwakpu village, on Ikwo/Abakaliki Road.”


Maxwell Okeke is the latest in a series of tragedies that have hit Nigerian campuses in recent weeks.

Earlier, a 500-level student of agronomy at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo was found dead.

The corpse of the final-year student, identified as Ayandare Modupe, was discovered in the Akungba community of Akoko South.

Adekolore Idowu Glory, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of Benin, was raped and beaten to death on June 13 in Edo.


A man who identified as a brother to the deceased said unknown men attacked her while she was on her way back home from school.

Glory, who graduated last April, was said to have been processing her clearance when she was killed and dumped close to her house.

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