Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as “shocking and utterly condemnable” the reported rape and murder of Miss Olajide Omowumi Blessing, a 300-level student of the University of Ilorin by some yet-to-be-identified persons.
“The development is heart-wrenching and absolutely unacceptable. Such antisocial and despicable behaviour will never be acceptable to all people of good conscience, and all of us will unite to fight this to a logical conclusion. I call on the security agencies to get to the root of this dastardly act with a view to bringing the mindless perpetrators to book. I similarly call on anyone with valuable information to volunteer same to the security agencies,” the Governor said in a personal statement mourning the late Blessing.
“I sincerely commiserate with the parents of the deceased, her course/ housemates, and the university community on this sad incident, while praying the Almighty God to repose her soul. I join every person of good conscience to seek justice for Blessing so that such callous action and its perpetrators will never find a foothold in our society. I hereby send strong warnings that we will not tolerate indiscriminate violence against any person, much less the girl child. Enough is enough! The security agencies will get the perpetrators to pay heavily for this crime.”
Meanwhile, civil society organizations Friday filed out in numbers to mourn the rape and killing of Miss Olajide Omowumi Blessing, with a call for justice to prevail.
The CSOs who were later joined by the state Commissioner of Women Affairs, visited the family home of the deceased to commiserate with the family.
The Coordinator, Media Advocacy and Technologies Center, MATEC, Mallam Musa Aliyu, said the walk was to draw the attention of the state government and security agencies to the unfortunate incident and the plight of innocent Nigerians.
Aliyu said the CSOs will ensure that the sad incident is not swept under the carpet like many others.