Like wid fire, the rising rape case spreading in the country has caught another girl said to have been allegedly raped and murdered in a church in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Saturday, June 13.
The girl, Grace Oshiagwu, a 21-year-old National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, was allegedly raped and murdered in the church located in the Ojoo area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government Area. She was discovered with machete cuts on her body.
Weeks ago, Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old UNIBEN student, was raped and murdered in a church in Edo State.
A statement issued by Gbenga Fadeyi, the spokesperson of the Oyo police command, has confirmed the incident but said details of the incident are still sketchy.
“One Grace Oshiagwu, female, aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-Ori Area, Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant(s) today, 13/06/2020 about 3.00 p.m.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter and the police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s). While efforts intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastardly killing,” Fadeyi said.
This was the third rape and murder case of a female in Oyo State in less than two weeks.
Barakat Bello, a student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, was raped and killed on June 1.
On June 5, a 29-year-old woman, Azeezat Somuyiwa, who was seven months pregnant, was also hacked to death by yet-to-be-identified persons in Oyo state.