UNIOSUN student found dead a week after declared missing


A female final year student of the College of Education, Osun State University, Ipetu Ijesa Campus, Adebisi Rofiat, has been found dead in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the state, a week after she was declared missing.

The 400-level student was said to have left her campus in Ipetu Ijesa to attend a religious programme at Ikoyi town, off Ife-Ibadan Expressway in the state last Thursday, but failed to return home ever since.

Three months ago, two final year students of the state-owned institution were declared missing while on their campus in Osogbo. They have yet to be found. 

Confirming Rofiat’s death to our correspondent on Thursday, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said the police was working on unraveling the cause of the student’s death.

The police chief could not confirm whether Rofiat was shot or strangled to death.
Adeoye noted that medical practitioners would be consulted to unravel how she died.

He said no arrest had been made but assured that the police would uncover the circumstances surrounding the victim’s demise and bring her killers to book.

Also commenting on the development, the Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN, Prof. Labode Popoola, confirmed Rofiat’s death.

He described it as a rude shock and great loss to the university community.

The VC said, ”I was informed of the case yesterday (Wednesday) but nobody knows the cause of the death now. The police are investigating it. Nobody knows the cause but it happened.”

For the Deputy Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students in the South West, Mr. Saheed Afolabi, the police must investigate her death and apprehend the perpetrators. 

Afolabi said, “This is another sad incident. I heard of the discovery of Rofiat’s lifeless body and I think it’s high time police beefed up security in the state to forestall a repeat of this sad development.

“The police should unravel those behind the killing and bring them to justice. Two final year students of UNIOSUN have been missing since early September and their whereabouts remain unknown till today. Their parents are in sorrow and this is why I believe security agencies should help us by working harder than before to ensure that the state is safer than it is.”