Police Arrest Six Suspects Linked To Murder Of OAU Student

Bola Frazer  
Updated November 17, 2021
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Six suspects have been arrested in Osun State for the murder of a master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

The victim – Timothy Adegoke –  an Abuja-based student, had travelled to Ife on November 5 to take an examination at the school’s distance learning center in Moro, Osun State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, who disclosed this in a statement, said the victim was declared missing on November 7 when friends and family members could not reach him and he was found dead.

“Recall that a case of a missing person was reported on November 7, 2021 around 4.30 pm at the Edun Abon Police Station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department,” she said.

“The detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and arrested six suspects in connection with the case. The body has been found while the investigation is ongoing.”

“The remains of the student has been found. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, wishes to assure the general public, especially the family of the deceased, students and management of Obafemi Awolowo University that, the state police command is working to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death.”