IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Happiness Odeh, a student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that the ND II student of Mass Communication, was abducted, raped and killed by assailants few days after winning the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest.
Happiness Okwa won the beauty contest on 3 August, 2022 and she was kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo, on Tuesday evening, 9 August.
It was gathered that she was raped by some gunmen before she was killed.
The MAPOLY Students Union President, Sodiq Ajani, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Saturday, 13 August.
Ajani in a statement jointly signed with the Public Relations Officer, Joy Okolie, said the deceased was kidnapped three days ago while going to visit a movie location.
“Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.
“According to reports, she was abducted along Iperu road to her destination. The deceased left Abeokuta three days ago to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo, with the consent of her parents.
“Contrary to the rumours flying around, her death is not related to her status as the new Miss MAPOLY. She won the award on the 3rd of August and the movie location she attended has nothing to do with the beauty pageantry on campus.
“We commiserate with her family, friends and colleagues. May Almighty God grant us all the fortitude to bear this painful loss. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord,” the statement read.
The SUG President further explained that the murderers took away the victim’s phone.
According to him, the police have commenced investigations, making efforts to get the assailants arrested.
Ajani disclosed that the body of the slain student had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.