The Kwara State Police Command has said that it has arrested a suspect over the alleged murder of Miss Toyin Bamidele, an HND1 student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, in the state who was killed in her room last Thursday.
According to a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Victor Olaiya, the student was allegedly murdered in her room at a private hostel residence at the Dapson area, Offa in the state.
“Kwara State Police Command through the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa received information on November 16, 2023, at about 1720Hrs that an HND 1 student of Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, named Toyin Bamidele was allegedly murdered.”
The incident, the command said, occurred at Dapson Extension area where the 23-year-old Toyin studying Food Technology at the polytechnic was resident adding that “she was found lying in a pool of blood on the premises of her rented apartment.
“On receipt of the information, a team of investigators led by the Divisional Police Officer, Offa Division, was dispatched to the scene of the incident. Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed some marks of violence on the face and neck regions of the body.
“The body was removed to Wale Clinic and Hospital, where the deceased was certified dead by a medical practitioner. The body of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
“One suspect has been apprehended in connection with the case. He is presently helping the police in investigation”, the statement said.
The police commissioner who said the command would not relent in her onerous duty to ensure the safety and security of the citizens and their property reiterated the determination of the command to get to the root of this crime.
“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.”