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Police Say They Are Probing Case Of UNIBEN Girl Raped To Death



The Edo State Police Command has disclosed that it has begun investigation into the alleged murder of a fresh graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Glory Adekolure, by unknown assailants.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, disclosed this in a telephone conversation with PUNCH Metro on Tuesday. earlier reported that Gloria went to school (UNIBEN) for her final clearance on June 13, 2024, and nothing was heard about her again until her remains were found close to her house.

Sharing details about the incident, Gloria’s brother who is identified as @softbaba on X took to his account to demand justice for her, emphasizing that she was returning home from school when the incident happened

He claimed she was beaten, raped, and killed in the Iyowa community area of Benin, the Edo State capital and her remains were dropped close to their house.

In a series of posts on on Monday, the user sought help from Nigerians, particularly the police to unravel the mystery surrounding her death.

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He wrote, “Justice for my younger sister Adekolure Idowu Glory, who was raped and killed in lyowa community, Benin, Edo State on her way back from school (UNIBEN). She went for her clearance and her corpse dropped close to her mother’s house.

“Her lifeless body was deposited at UBTH mortuary on 15/6/24 with the help of the Nigeria Police from Ekhiadolor Division. She was beaten, raped, and killed. Please Nigerians, come to my rescue. The help I need now is just for my innocent sister, my mum can’t hold herself. Please everyone should help me to retweet and tag those that can help me get justice.”

Responding to inquiries from the Punch in a telephone conversation, Nwabuzor noted that the police had commenced an investigation into the matter.

He however did not disclose if any arrest had been made in connection with the incident, stating that the nature of the investigation did not allow for such a disclosure.

Nwabuzor said, “We have commenced an investigation into the matter to unravel the circumstances behind her death. Because of the nature of the incident and so as not to jeopardise the ongoing investigation, I can’t disclose to you if any arrests have been made.

“We will continue to investigate and we will update members of the public of the development soonest.”

When contacted for a reaction, the spokesperson for the University of Benin, Benedicta Ehanire, said she was not aware of the incident.

“I am just knowing about the incident. I will inquire from the Dean of Students,” she said.

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