Police In Osun Investigate Death Of OAU Female Student


Detectives from the Osun State
Police Command have begun
investigating into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of a female student of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) identified as Miss Salako Treasure.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the report to our correspondent, said that homicides detectives of the SCIID have
begun investigation into the circumstances that led to the death
of the student.

She said the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained as at press time, adding that a team of detectives was already probing the cause of the death.

Reports reaching EDUCATION ROADMAP said there was confusion at the OAU after the news of the death of the student filtered on to the campus.

It was learnt that the lifeless body of the female student of the institution was found in an uncompleted building at Lagere area in Ile Ife.

A source told our correspondent that the deceased, a 100 Level female student from the Department of Entrepreneurship, had earlier been declared missing.

“Her body was found on Wednesday, 14th June, in an uncompleted building in the Lagere area of Ile-Ife.

“Beside her was found a bottle of sniper which was suspected to have been used. It is unclear if the student actually took her own life willingly or it was case of planned assassination/ ritual but making it to look like a suicide.”

Speaking with newsmen in a telephone interview, the institution’s public relations officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, described the incident as unfortunate.

Olanrewaju said: “It is very unfortunate that OAU lost a promising student. We had lost a part one student, a promising young lady to what was alleged to be suicide, although it happened outside campus, we are not happy that we could lose such a person under such circumstances.

“The university under the administration of Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simeon Bamire is pained that a student of that tender age could resolve such a thing.

“We appeal to Nigerians to be our brother’s keeper. The feeler we are getting is that she has suffered depression and people around her knew all this, they ought to have referred her to some one elderly or someone who could be of help to her on psycho-emotional assistance. We sympathize with ourselves, especially the parents who lost a bright young lady. I want to admonish that this world is filled with ups and downs.”


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