The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has condemned the reported rape and murder of a 300 Level student of the institution, Miss Blessing Omowumi Olajide, at a location outside the University campus, Newspremises reports.
This was made know in a statement issued by the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, on Friday, July 4, 2021.
Prof. Abdulkareem, in his reaction to the unfortunate incident through the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, said that the University management received the report of the incident with a heavy heart, saying that the incident was not only ugly but also absolutely unacceptable and must be condemned by people of good conscience.
While sympathising with relations, friends and colleagues of the deceased, the Vice-Chancellor assured that the University would work with security agencies to get to the root of the matter and expose the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Prof. Abdulkareem urged students of the University to always be vigilant and conscious of their environment.
He also admonished the students to be wary of the kind of friends they keep places they visit and ensure they report strange faces or irregular movements in their areas to the school authorities or security agencies in order to preserve their dignity, integrity and safety.
He restated the commitment of the University management to ensure the general safety of the students and staff both within and outside the school.