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Admission seeker raped, murdered in Ogun

A 20-year-old admission seeker, Miss Temitope Elemide, has been reportedly raped and killed in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. The victim was killed…

A 20-year-old admission seeker, Miss Temitope Elemide, has been reportedly raped and killed in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The victim was killed at the family residence at Bosero community, Olodo, in Odeda LGA.

Sources said the incident occurred on Sunday when hoodlums stormed the residence, raped Elemide and smashed her head.

It was gathered that the suspects took advantage of her being the only one at home to carry out the heinous act.

The victim was preparing for the next Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) before the incident.

The police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday.

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Odutola described the incident as a murder case reported to the police on Sunday.

She said one Jamiu Salihu, 29 years, the victim’s boyfriend, had been arrested in connection with the heinous crime.

“There was a suspected murder report on the 25th of February from Odeda. The complainant said he met a lifeless body of his sister-in-law, Temitope Elemide, 20 years, inside the room stabbed with a knife on her head and body.

“There is one Jamiu Salihu, 29 years, the boyfriend who is suspected to have committed the heinous crime. He was seen coming out from the bush on the said day of the crime while finding a clue to the murder,” she said.

Odutola said one knife, two iron rods and a Techno phone were recovered as exhibits.

She added that the body of late Tope Elemide had been deposited in a morgue.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Odeda Local Government, Dr Folashade Adeyemo, has condemned the murder, describing it as tragic and senseless.

He urged the police and other security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.

“Her untimely demise is not only a loss to her family and Olodo community but to the entire local government.

“In the face of this appalling tragedy, I urge all people of Olodo community to remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring the safety and security of our neighbourhoods.

“We must stand united against the forces of darkness that seek to disrupt our peace and harmony. It is incumbent upon each and every one of us to mind the company we keep, businesses we transact and report any suspicious activities or movements to the relevant authorities promptly.

“Security is everybody’s business. The government cannot do it alone. It is difficult for the government to provide security for all citizens without sharing relevant information.

“I therefore extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Temitope Elemide and the good people of Olodo ward,” Adeyemo said.

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