A student of the University of Ilorin was on Wednesday, June 2, sexually violated and killed by unknown faces.
Reacting to the gruesome murder of the young lady identified as Olajide Blessing Omowumi, former President of the Senate of Nigeria and former Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, demanded an immediate investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators.
Naija News had reported that Omowumi was raped and killed at Tanke area of Ilorin where she lived with a family member.
Her killers were said to have invaded the house at night when the deceased’s guardian who is a medical doctor was on night shift. Omowumi who was in her 300-level was found naked in the morning with bruises on her private part and her mouth covered.
Reacting to the disturbing development, Saraki who sympathized with the family of the deceased, condemned the incident and called on the Kwara State Government to ensure that the act does not go unpunished.
He tweeted, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the rape and killing of Miss Blessing Olajide, a 300-level student of Agricultural Science at the University of Ilorin. This act, which is evil, disgusting, and despicable in every sense, must be promptly investigated by the Police and the school authorities — so that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“The Kwara State Government must work to ensure that this act does not go unpunished — as this will serve as a deterrent in the future and will assuage the fears of young women across our state who want to pursue their education.
“It is my hope that the family of Miss Olajide finds the strength from Almighty God that they need at this difficult time as they mourn the passing of their young and promising daughter and sister. Amen,” Saraki said.
See Saraki’s tweet below:
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the rape and killing of Miss Blessing Olajide, a 300-level student of Agricultural Science at the University of Ilorin. #JusticeForBlessing https://t.co/Moy388Iilo
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 4, 2021
The article was originally published on Nigeria News