Students demand justice for slain Ondo ex-deputy gov’s daughter

July 14, 2018
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Peter Dada, Akure

Following the death of Khadijat, the daughter of a former Ondo State deputy governor, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, have called on the state government and the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, to ensure her killers were made to face justice.

Khadijat, a final year student of the Department of Educational Management at the institution, was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao.

He was alleged to have killed and buried her inside his apartment on Adegbolarin Layout, Aratusin, Akure, the state capital.

Alao, who was alleged to have used the victim for ritual purposes, was subsequently arrested after the matter was reported to the police.

The suspect was later paraded by the police but denied killing the young lady. He said two others were involved in the dastardly act, adding that the accomplices killed his girlfriend.

He stated that he only provided a digger to dig the grave where Khadijat was buried.

Since the incident happened, the campus had worn a mournful look while some students, who were friends of the deceased, had been wearing black clothes to mourn her.

The incident had also become a subject of discussion among students on the campus.

A student, who identified herself as Motunrayo, urged the government and police authorities to ensure that the matter was not swept under the carpet.

She said, “It was very unfortunate that she entered into the trap of a wicked boyfriend. The family should pressure the authorities to ensure that the matter did not die until the boy is brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to others who are seeking wealth by all means.”

Another colleague of the deceased, Adeola Azeez, who described her as a gentle and generous student, said the suspects must not escape justice.

In a statement issued by the Students Union Government of the AAUA, the body said the entire students of the university were shocked by the news of the death of their colleague.

The statement by the union leaders urged the students to remain calm until the completion of investigation on the matter.

The statement said, “It was a great shock when we received the news about the death of our colleague, Khadijat Oluboyo, of the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education.

“Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family, friends, colleagues, department, faculty and AAUA students in general.

“Her demise is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in students. To this end, we urge all and sundry to desist from all derogatory statements about the deceased as we await the real story behind her death.”

Meanwhile, the state police command on Friday said the suspect had yet to be taken to court following the failure of the Oluboyo family to lodge a formal complaint at a police station over the matter.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Femi Joseph, said, “We cannot take the suspect to court if we have not got the statement of the deceased’s family.

“This is one of the things we need to tender in court.”

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