Police arrest suspect over murder of Offa Poly female student


The Kwara State Police Command has arrested one suspected murderer in connection with the dastard killing of a Higher National Diploma (HND) female student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara, Toyin Bamidele.

In a statement signed by the state Police commissioner, Victor Olaiya, the suspect is currently helping Police in its investigation, just as the command expressed its determination to get to the root of the crime.


It is recalled that the 23-year-old female polytechnic student was allegedly hacked to death in her rented apartment located outside the polytechnic campus on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

The acting head, Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mrs Folake Oyinloye, said that the development was strange in the history of the institution.

Narrating the graphic details of the death, the Police boss in the statement, said that the deceased

was found lying in a pool of blood at the premises of her rented apartment.

“Kwara State Police command through the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa received information on November 16, 2023, at about 1720Hrs to the effect that an HND 1 student of Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, named Toyin Bamidele, ‘Female’ a student of Federal Polytechnic Offa resident at Dapson Extension Area, Offa, aged 23 years, studying Food Technology, was found lying in a pool of blood at 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 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.

“The command would not relent in her onerous duty to ensure the safety and security of citizens and their property. While reiterating the determination of the command to get to the root of this crime”.


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