Another student, Grace Oshiagwu, was allegedly raped and murdered inside a church in Ibadan Oyo state on Saturday, June 13. This is a similar case to that of Uwaila Omozuwa, a Uniben student who was raped and murdered in RCCG in Edo state.
According to reports, Grace, 21 years old is a National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, was sexually assaulted and killed inside the church in Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan, the state capital. She was discovered with machete cuts on her body.
A witness who spoke to SaharaReporters, said, “Yes, it was another rape case close to my street and the lady was killed at the same Akinyẹle LGA where Barakat was killed a few weeks ago. But one thing that surprised me the most is that the lady’s hair was shaved and taken away too. I feel it was for ritual purposes.”
Gbenga Fadeyi, spokesperson of the police command in Oyo State said an investigation had commenced into the case.
In his statement, he said; “One Grace Oshiagwu, female, aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-Ori Area, Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant(s) today 13/06/2020 about 3:00 pm.”
The incident occurred 10 days after Shomuyiwa Azeezat, who was seven months pregnant and a postgraduate student of the University of Ibadan, was raped and killed in Akinyele LGA.
It also came after 18-year-old Barakat Bello, a student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Federal College of Animal Health and Production, was raped and killed in the same LGA.
This will be the third case of rape and murder of a female in Oyo state in recent times.