Gunmen have abducted and killed a student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, identified as Happiness Odeh.
It was gathered that the victim, an ND II student of Mass Communication, won the Miss MAPOLY beauty pageant on August 3, 2022.
She was said to have been kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo, on Tuesday evening, by gunmen who allegedly raped her before killing her in cold blood.
A statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by the MAPOLY Students Union Government (SUG), confirmed the incident.
The statement jointly signed by the SUG President, Sodiq Ajani, and Public Relations Officer, Joy Okolie, said the deceased was kidnapped while going to visit a movie location.
“Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.
“According to reports, she was abducted along Iperu road on her way to her destination. The deceased left Abeokuta three days ago to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo, with the consent of her parents.
“Contrary to the rumours flying around, her death is not related to her status as the new Miss MAPOLY. She won the award on the 3rd of August and the movie location she attended has nothing to do with the beauty pageantry on campus.
“We commiserate with her family, friends and colleagues. May Almighty God grant us all the fortitude to bear this painful loss. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord,” the statement read.
The statement further explained that the killers took away the victim’s phone.
It, however, added that the police have commenced investigations, making efforts to get the assailants arrested.
The body of the slain student, according to the statement, had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.