A student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) has been allegedly killed by her kidnappers.
Happiness Odeh, the deceased student was until her death, the Miss MAPOLY, after winning the contest on August 3rd.
According to a report by Vanguard, the ND2 student was kidnapped on her way to a movie location, in Ode Remo, Ogun state.
The report also revealed that she was raped by her abductors.
While there were rumors that her death is in connection with winning the MAPOLY beauty contest, the school Students’ Union has debunked the claim, clarifying that she was kidnapped three days after the contest.
In a statement signed by the Union’s president, the union said:
“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.”
Also speaking with Vanguard, the Union president said the abductors took her phone, adding that the police and commenced investigations.
In his words: “It was so pathetic. The kidnappers killed her and went away with her phone. Her body was found inside the bush along Iperu road. The body has been deposited at the mortuary. We were at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, yesterday with the parents. May God rest her soul.”
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