A seven-month pregnant postgraduate student of the University of Ibadan, UI, Shomuyiwa Azeezat, was on Friday murdered in her rented apartment at Aba Ijefun, Akinyele area, by yet-to-be-identified persons.
This is also coming some few days after an 18-year-old student of the Federal College of Animal and Production Technology Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, Barakat Bello, was raped and also killed in Ibadan.
iBrandTV gathered that Azeezat was a postgraduate student of the Department of Social Work in the Faculty of Education.
A statement from the University’s Students’ Union President, Akeju Olusegun, stated that Azeezat was hit with a heavy stone on the head, resulting in her death.
“During a visit to the deceased’s residence this afternoon by the Students’ Union leaders, it was confirmed by neighbours that she was hit with a heavy stone on the head.
“However, investigations are on-going by the Nigerian Police Force, Oyo State Command,” Olusegun said.
The union’s president said that some co-tenants of the deceased had been arrested.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident stated that a stone was used to smash her head.
He said an investigation into the incident had commenced.
“Men of the police have also been deployed around that axis to provide maximum protection of life and property in the area,” Fadeyi said.