Peter Obi reacts to UNIBEN graduate who was raped to death in Benin

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi  has condemned the rape to death of a 22-year-old university graduate, Adekolure Idowu Glory. reports that the a brother to the deceased, Softbaba, shared the news of his sister’s killing on the microblogging platform, X formerly Twitter on Wednesday.

He said she was raped and killed in lyowa Community Benin, Edo state on her way back from University of Benin (UNIBEN) where she went for her clearance.

He added that her corpse was dumped  “close to her mother’s house after being killed last week “Thursday 13th/6/2024.”

He said, “My kid sister that just graduated from University of Benin (UNIBEN), April 2024 and still processing her projects and clearance, was raped to death on her way back from school on just 22 years.”

“Her lifeless body has been deposited” at the “UBTH mortuary on the 15/6/24 with the help of the Nigerian police from Ekiadolor division.

“She was beaten, raped and killed. Please Nigerians come to my rescue. The help I need now is just for my innocent sister, my mum can’t hold herself,” the brother lamented.

Reacting to the brutal death of the young graduate, Obi described the killing as horrific and dastardly decrying the worsening insecurity situation in the country.

Obi said, “I was horrified by the dastardly act against a 22-year-old Nigerian lady named Adekolure Idowu Glory, who was beaten, raped and killed by yet-to-be-identified criminals, who eventually left her corpse close to her family’s home in the Iyowa community, Benin, Edo State.

He added, “The young lady was said to be a recent graduate, who only went back to her school for final clearance before meeting her unfortunate end.

“It is very painful that crimes and violence have not only continued to multiply in our society but have taken a new dimension of fatal sexual assault on our women.

“We must all raise our voices in condemning this ugly development in our society. Insecurity, crime and violence, in any form, must not be allowed to be fostered.

“Coincidentally today, the global community marks International Day Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. It is a day to stand against all forms of sexual assault in our society and insist that such offenders are brought to face the law.

“I urge the security agencies to investigate the killing of this young lady and ensure that those behind the dastardly act face the law. We must continue to work towards building a safe and secure society for all.

“May God grant eternal rest to Adekolure Idowu Glory, and grant her family the fortitude to bear this sad loss,”

Obi said.

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