Spouse of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, expressed strong disapproval of the tragic death of Miss Deborah Atanda, a female student at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), and called for justice in a statement released on Friday, September 8, through her Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Odunayo Ogunmola, in Ado-Ekiti.
Mrs. Oyebanji conveyed her heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceased and the university community, who are mourning the loss of a promising second-year student in the Department of Nursing at FUOYE.
She expressed her shock and deep sadness upon learning of the untimely passing of Miss Deborah Atanda.
“The killing is an act of sheer wickedness, shocking in its brutality, heartrending to the core, and absolutely condemnable.
“Such act of violence has no place in a civilized academic community where future leaders are nurtured,” she said.
Oyebanji emphasized that a university should be a place dedicated to academic pursuits and the free exchange of ideas, rather than a location marred by tragic events that prematurely end the futures of the next generation of leaders.
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Putting herself in the shoes of the deceased Parents, she said, “As a mother, l shared with the family the agonizing pain of losing such a daughter with a promising and bright future.
“Only the grace of Almighty God can provide solace to heal the broken hearts of the grieving family.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the parents of the slain student, praying that God will grant them the strength and fortitude to bear the immense loss of their precious daughter.”
Oyebanji called upon law enforcement agencies to put forth every conceivable human endeavor to identify and apprehend those responsible for this atrocious crime and ensure they face justice.