In a statement on Sunday, Kwara State Police Command announced the arrest of a suspect linked to the tragic death of Federal Polytechnic, Offa student Toyin Bamidele. The incident, initially reported on Thursday, involved the student being fatally attacked at her rented apartment in the Dapson Extension area of Offa by suspected cultists.
Commissioner of Police Victor Olaiya disclosed the information in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The police received a report through the Offa Divisional Police Headquarters on November 16, around 5:20 p.m., discovering the HND I student’s lifeless body at Dapson area with signs of violence on her face and neck.
Toyin Bamidele, a Food Technology student, was pronounced dead at Wale Clinic and Hospital, where her body was taken. The police commissioner emphasized that the autopsy would be conducted after depositing the deceased’s body in the mortuary.
A suspect has been apprehended and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation, as stated by Olaiya. He urged the public to remain vigilant, emphasizing the police’s commitment to ensuring citizens’ safety and resolving the crime.
Olaiya said: “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.
“The command will not relent in her onerous duty to ensure the safety and security of citizens and their property, while reiterating its determination to get to the root of this crime.”