|LATE: Miss Omolola Abogunrin|
Thirteen days to her wedding and 29th birthday, a corps member, Miss Omolola Abogunrin, has been allegedly murdered by unknown criminals, THE NATION reports. She was said to have been murdered in the premises of an agriculture research institute located at Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital last Sunday.
The deceased was said to have been raped and strangled beside a stream within the premises of the institute. Her lover, Olusola Babalola, has since been arrested and detained by the police. Residents said the deceased appeared to be returning from church when she was waylaid by the hoodlums.
“We saw semen in her private part and nail wounds around her neck when we found her corpse. That was an evidence that she was raped and strangulated,” a resident who preferred anonymity said. A family source said: “Omolola was looking forward to her wedding which was scheduled for October 17, the day she would have been 29 years old. She and her fiancée to be held their family introduction four months ago to pave the way for proper marriage ceremony, scheduled to take place at a Christ Apostolic Church in Ibadan.”
The late Omolola graduated from The Polytechnic, Ibadan. She was on the verge of completing her one year National Youth Service Corpse in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, as at the time of her death.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said Omolola’s corpse has since been deposited at the morgue of the Oyo State Hospital, Adeoyo. He explained that her lover, Mr Babalola, was arrested and detained as part of police investigation.
“The case has since been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the command. The Command would make sure the killers are brought to book.”