Miss IfeOluwa Adekunle, a 300-level student at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, was found dead in her room in a residence outside the university campus.
Her lifeless body was recovered on Saturday, and police investigations revealed that IfeOluwa was attacked by an unidentified assailant(s).
The regrettable episode reportedly sparked alarm and apprehension among university students, particularly female pupils.
A neighbour of the dead, who requested anonymity, pleaded with the Ondo State administration to guarantee that the victim received justice.
“We found her in the pool of her blood in her room. She was stabbed to death by yet-to-be-identified persons who came visiting. We know this is not a cult-related issue as some people are propagating.
“We have reported the murder case to the police but seems they are slow in responding to our demands in identifying and tracking those behind this dastardly act.
“We are imploring the Ondo State Government to please look into the matter and ensure that the deceased gets justice.”
The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying that investigation into the incident has commenced.
The Ondo Police Spokesperson noted that the killing could be cult-related, as suspected.
She disclosed that the remains of IfeOluwa had since been taken to the mortuary.