The Ekiti state police command has arrested 10 suspects in connection to the murder of Modupe Deborah Atanda, a student of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).


Atanda, a 200-level 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.

There were also reports claiming Atanda’s body was found with her eyes missing.


The university management had stated the matter was now under police investigation.

It also ordered the evacuation of the university campus pending a full-scale probe on the matter.

In a statement on Thursday, the Ekiti state police command said it has arrested a total of 10 suspects with respect to the case.


It added that Atanda was found dead in a shallow grave at a distance of about 30 meters behind the nursing department’s lecture hall.

“While appealing to everyone to be calm, the Commissioner vows that the Command will do everything possible to unearth the identity of the perpetrator(s) and ensure they are made to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement reads.

“The Command enjoins anyone with useful information concerning the ugly incident to visit Oye Divisional Police Headquarters, Oye-Ekiti or State CIID or call 09064050086/08053499199.

“Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy while 10 suspects are currently in custody undergoing investigation.”


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