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Minister demands justice for raped, murdered UniIlorin student

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has demanded justice for the rape and murder of an undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin.

• June 7, 2021

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has demanded justice for the rape and murder of an undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin.

The deceased 300-level student of Agricultural Science Department, University of Ilorin, who was living with her elder sister at the Tanke area of Ilorin, was found raped and killed in their room last Tuesday.

Her sister was said to have been away at work when the incident happened.

The assailants locked her dead body in the room, making neighbours force the door open after her sister returned from work and raised the alarm.

Her two hands were tied to her back, and her mouth gagged. Bruises were noticed on her private parts.

A note was left on her chest, stating, “Unilorin doesn’t forgive.’’

In a statement issued in Abuja, Mrs Tallen described the gruesome rape and murder as disheartening and a heinous act.

She equally demanded a thorough investigation of the crime to ensure justice for the deceased student.

“I urge the police in Kwara, all sister law enforcement agencies and the university’s management to swing into discreet investigations to fish out the perpetrators and the collaborators of the dastardly act.

“There must be justice for the victim, her family and friends,’’ she stated.

While condoling with the family and friends of the deceased, the minister reiterated government’s commitment to finding the perpetrators and bringing them to book.

“My heart goes out to the parents and family of the victim as well as her friends and the management of the University of Ilorin over this misfortune and loss,’’ Mrs Tallen added.


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