Justice assured for corps member raped, killed in Ogun
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, yesterday, promised to ensure that justice was done in the case of a corps member, Modupe Tawose, who was raped and killed on December 9 in Ogun.
Mr. John Okpo, the Ogun NYSC Coordinator, gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ibadan.
Tawose, 23, a 2017 Batch ‘A’ corps member serving with the Ogun State Ministry of Housing in Abeokuta was allegedly lured to her death by her driving instructor, Festus Udoh, 29. Her decomposing body was discovered in a bush last Wednesday at Abule Ayo in Odeda Local Government Area, where she was tied by her hands to a tree. The suspect, who had since confessed to the crime, is being remanded in prison while awaiting trial. Okpo, who said NYSC was saddened by the occurrence, prayed God to console the family and grant the deceased rest. His words:
“The NYSC family nationwide is sad over the raping and eventual murder of our beloved and patriotic corps member, Miss Modupe Tawose. “We strongly condemn the act and will go to any length to defend and fight for the rights of our members and in this case, ensure justice is delivered.”
Responding on behalf of the family, an uncle to the deceased, Mr. Hakeem Okunola, thanked NYSC for the condolence visit and prompt action to ensure the arrest of the suspect. He said: “We thank the Ogun State Police Command for their swiftness in apprehending the accused and the NYSC for their support. “We already have some sort of justice for finding our daughter’s body and the suspect. Tawose was a graduate of Quantity Surveying from The Polytechnic, Ibadan. vanguard