- Beauty queen of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Happiness Odeh, was abducted and eventually killed by suspected kidnappers
- She was abducted along Iperu road after she left Abeokuta to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo
- Dapo Abiodun, Ogun governor, said the incident has taken the breath of one of the state's budding fourth estate professionals
Abeokuta - A beauty queen and student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Happiness Odeh, has been killed.
Channels Television reports that Odeh, a National Diploma II student of Mass Communication, won the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest on August 3, 2022.
Although she was kidnapped on Tuesday evening, August 9, MAPOLY Students Union Government (SUG) confirmed her murder on Sunday, August 14.
The SUG issued a statement that was jointly signed by its president, Sodiq Ajani, and the public relations officer, Joy Okolie.
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The duo confirmed that the deceased was kidnapped while going to visit a movie location in Ipara, Ode Remo area of Ogun state.
The statement read:
“Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY.
“According to reports, she was abducted along Iperu road to her destination. The deceased left Abeokuta three days ago to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo, with the consent of her parents.
“Contrary to the rumours flying around, her death is not related to her status as the new Miss MAPOLY. She won the award on the 3rd of August and the movie location she attended has nothing to do with the beauty pageantry on campus.”
The SUG further explained that the murderers took away the victim’s phone.
Ogun state governor reacts
On his part, the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, condemned the murder of Miss Odeh by men suspected to be kidnappers.
Abiodun in a statement by his spokesman, Kunle Somorin, described the killing of the student as barbaric and wicked.
The governor, who expressed his grief over the death of the student, said such an inhuman act will not be left unpunished.
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