The rape and murder of Olajide Omowunmi Blessing, a student of the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, North-central Nigeria, has been confirmed by the Kwara Police Command.
Blessing was until her death, a 300 level student of the Agricultural Science Department of the school and was reported to have been murdered after being raped in her sister’s house in Tanke area, Ilorin, on Tuesday by unknown person (s)
Her killer(s) also left a message in a note on her chest; ‘Unilorin doesn’t forgive’ along with her student identification card.
According to the state commissioner of police, Mohammed Bagega, the victim resided with her elder sister.
The police chief in a statement disclosed;
“The elder sister came back from work at about 6 pm WAT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, saying that she had tried several times to reach her on the phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing
“She came back from work to meet the door of her apartment locked and couldn’t gain entry despite repeated knocks on the door. She then called some neighbours who helped to break open the door
“They all met the deceased lying dead on the floor when they entered with her two hands tied to the back and her mouth gagged. She was met naked, bruises were noticed on her private parts, her mouth was covered, among others.“
“Also, a note said to have been written on a piece of paper was placed on her chest containing a message, ‘Unilorin doesn’t forgive.’”
“The people later informed the police at F’ Division Police Station, who discovered the dead body, snapped the picture, and took the corpse to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for autopsy.”
The Commissioner of Police said he had directed an immediate investigation and arrest of the attacker(s).