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Edo Government Condemns Rape, Murder Of UNIBEN Graduate



Edo Government Condemns Rape, Murder Of UNIBEN Graduate

The Edo State Government has strongly condemned the rape and murder of Glory Adekolure, a 22-year-old graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), who was allegedly attacked in Iyowa Community, Benin City, on Thursday.

Adekolure, who had recently completed her studies, was reportedly on her way home after processing her clearance when she was tortured, raped, and murdered by unknown assailants.

Adekolure was last seen on June 13, 2024, when she left home to visit her school for clearance but she returned home lifeless.

News About Nigeria reports that her body was later discovered near her mother’s house.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the state commissioner for communication and orientation, Chris Nehikhare, expressed profound shock and sadness over the tragic incident.

Nehikhare said the government will ensure that the victim gets justice.

“The Edo State Government is shocked and deeply saddened by the gruesome murder of Adekolure Idowu Glory, a fresh graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), who was allegedly raped and killed by yet-to-be-identified persons in Iyowa Community, within the Benin metropolis,” the statement read.

“It is most disheartening to hear of the sad incident, and the state government condemns, in the strongest terms, the dastardly and unconscionable act.”

Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered the state commissioner of police, CP Funsho Adegboye, to conduct a thorough investigation and apprehend the perpetrators within seven days. The governor also expressed his condolences to Adekolure’s family.

“The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, expresses his deep-felt condolences to the family of the victim and has ordered the state Commissioner of Police, CP Funsho Adegboye, to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Adekolure Idowu Glory and fish out the perpetrators of the heinous and mindless act within the next seven days,” Nehikhare added.