The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has ordered the police and other security agencies to fish out the killers of Happiness Odeh, a student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Odeh, an ND II student of mass communication, was kidnapped on her way to Ipara in Ode Remo on Tuesday evening by gunmen who raped her before killing her.
Miss Odeh won the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest on August 3, 2022.
The President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of MAPOLY, Sodiq Ajani, on Saturday, confirmed the incident.
In a statement signed by the SUG spokesperson of MAPOLY, Joy Okolie, Ajani said the murderers took away the victim’s phone and that her corpse had been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Reacting on Sunday, Governor Abiodun, in a statement by his spokesman, Kunle Somorin, described the incident as wicked and barbaric.
Abiodun said such an inhuman act would not be left unpunished, adding that his administration would not tolerate ungodly and criminal activities that would put the state in a bad light.
Abiodun, who vowed that his administration would do everything within the law to ensure Odeh’s killers were brought to book, said he had given the police and other security agencies in the state marching orders to fish out the perpetrators of the devilish act.
The statement reads in part: “While commiserating with the family of the late student, Gov Abiodun assures her relatives that those responsible for the murder of the promising lady would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The governor reassures his administration’s commitment to providing adequate security of lives and property of the residents of the state.”