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Missing OAU Student Found Dead as Police Arrest Six Suspects


Missing OAU Student Found Dead as Police Arrest Six Suspects

Osun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of six suspects in connection with the death of missing Master in Business Administration (MBA) student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria who was found dead at a yet to be disclosed area on Monday.

The Image maker of the Command, Opalola Olawoyin, stated this in a release issued to newsmen on Monday.

The deceased, Adegoke, who based in Abuja travelled to Ife on November 5 to take an examination at the school’s distance learning centre in Moro, Osun State, was declared missing when friends and family members could not reach him.

The statement partly read , “It would be recalled that, a case of a missing person was reported on 7th November, 2021 at about 1630hrs, at Edun Abon police station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation on 9th November, 2021. Immediately the case was received, detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and have arrested six suspects in connection with the case while investigation is ongoing.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police is using this medium to appeal to the family, the sympathizers, students and management of the university to remain calm and be rest assured that, the police will do all within its constitutional responsibility to unravel the mystery behind his death.

“Police command is working assiduously to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke, a master’s degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State.”

Meanwhile, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has described in a statement issued by the Varsity public relations officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju on Monday Adegoke’s death as unfortunate.

The statement quoted the vice Chancellor, Professor Ogunbodede, to have sympathized with the family and also acknowledged the tenacity and doggedness of the late Mr. Adegoke’s wife which assisted, in no small measures, in unravelling the circumstances of her husband’s movement in Ile Ife.

Ogunbodede charged the widow, children, family, friends, colleagues and associates to take solace in the fact Mr. Adegoke left positive footprints and impacted numerous lives, and that “death is a necessary end that will come when it will come.”

The Vice-Chancellor pledged the commitment of the University administration to work with the law enforcement agents to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of Mr. Adegoke.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of Mr. Adegoke and that God should grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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