The Kwara State Police Command has arrested one male suspect in connection with the murder of an Higher National Diploma (HND 1) female student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Miss Toyin Bamidele.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, said in a statement on Sunday that the suspect was helping the Police in their investigation.
CP Olaiya assured the public of the Police Command’s determination to get to the root of the matter.
Toyin, 23, of the Department of Food Technology, was allegedly hacked to death in her rented apartment in Offa town or Kwara State on Thursday.
The acting head, Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mrs Folake Oyinloye, had confirmed the killing of the deceased in a statement on Friday.
The statement of the Commissioner of Police read: “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.”