The Kwara State Police Command has detained one suspect in connection with the murder of Toyin Bamidele, a Higher National Diploma (HND) female student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State.
According to a statement signed by the state police commissioner, Victor Olaiya, the suspect is currently assisting police in their investigation.
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a 23-year-old female student was allegedly hacked to death in a leased residence located outside the Polytechnic campus.
The incident was confirmed to journalists on Friday night by the institution’s spokeswoman, Folake Oyinloye, who stated that the development was unusual in the institution’s history.
In a statement, the police boss described the grisly details of the killing, saying, Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed some marks of violence on the face and neck regions of the body.
“The body was removed to Wale Clinic and Hospital, where the deceased was certified dead by a medical practitioner.
“The body of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
“One suspect has been apprehended in connection with the case. He is presently helping the police with an investigation.
“The command wishes to advise members of the public to be conscious and vigilant during this period, as evil men are prowling looking for what and who to devour.”