Thirteen days to her wedding and 29th birthday, a corps member, Miss Omolola Abogunrin, has been murdered by unknown criminals.
She was murdered in a sultry afternoon in the compound of an agriculture research institute located in Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Sunday.
The late Miss Abogunrin was said to have been raped and strangled beside a stream within the expansive premises of the National Cereal Research Institute, Moor Plantation, Ibadan at about 1:30 pm.
Police are still on the trail of the murderers.
The deceased was looking forward to her wedding which was scheduled for October 17, the day she would have been 29 years old.
A close source disclosed that the couple-to-be held their family introduction four months ago, paving the way for proper marriage ceremony.
The wedding was to hold at a Christ Apostolic Church in Ibadan where both lovers live.
It was learnt that sympathizers confirmed rape and strangulation through the Fluid found on her private part and nail wounds around her neck respectively on discovering her corpse.
Residents said the deceased was returning from church when she was waylaid by the unknown criminals in a bush path within the institute’s farmland. She was said to be on her way to her lover’s house to spend some time with a plan to return home afterwards.
Her lover, Olusola Babalola, has since been arrested and detained by the police.
Omolola graduated from the Polytechnic, Ibadan.
She was completing her one year compulsory national service in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, as at the time of her death.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said Omolola’s corpse has since been deposited at the morgue of state hospital, Adeoyo.
He explained that her lover, Mr. Babalola, was arrested and detained as part of police investigation on the broad-day murder.
Ajisebutu also disclosed that the case has since been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the command, stressing that the command would do everything to bring Omolola’s killers to book.