Crime Watch

UNILORIN 100-level student abducted on campus escapes from captors

A female student of the University of Ilorin, Moyosore Bright, has miraculously escaped after being abducted by hoodlums within the premises of the institution.

The 100-level undergraduate in the Zoology department, was kidnapped after she boarded a minibus heading towards her hostel in the Tanke area of the state, on January 26, 2024.

The student who was made unconscious by the driver woke up in the bush on the outskirts of Ilorin later that day. Moyosore then went to the police station to report the incident by herself.

Spokesperson of the Kwara State police command, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, made the disclosure in Ilorin on Sunday.

He said; “On 27th January, the DPO Tanke received information that a 100-level student of the University of Ilorin was abducted within the school premises.

“Upon receipt of the information, the DPO and a team responded promptly. Preliminary Investigation revealed that on 26th January, 2024 at about 1400hrs, a female student named Moyosore Bright of Zoology Department, University of Ilorin boarded a mini bus (Korope) at the school terminus on main campus alongside other students with the intent of heading to her hostel at Tanke.

“However, she suddenly regained consciousness in the bush at about 1900hrs of the same day, several kilometers away from Ilorin metropolis.

“No mark of violence on her while her mobile handset was intact but the following items were stolen from her- a gold chain, ATM cards and N3,000 naira.”

According to the spokesperson, an investigation is ongoing to track down the culprits who perpetrated the act.

The Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya reassured the public that the command would remain steadfast towards fighting all forms of crimes and criminalities while providing a secure environment for the good people of Kwara State.

“The CP further urged everyone to report any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest police station or through any of the following emergency contact numbers, 07032069501 or 08125275046,” he further stated.