Police authorities in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory have commenced investigation into the murder of
Blessing Otula, a former student of the University of Abuja, where along the Iddo Village axis of the FCT, they saw her body
Otunla, a former English Language student of the university, travelled from Oyo State to
Abuja on Saturday in order to get her transcript.
However, she was found dead after she was killed by unknown assailants.
A relative of Otunla with the Twitter handle, @Dondekojo, confirmed the development and faulted the process of
having to travel to get a transcript after graduating.
“I lost a cousin yesterday, and also, it’s emblematic of the state of the country. Why do graduates need to travel all the
way for transcripts? She travelled to Abuja for her transcript and ended up dead in a gutter. So sad,” the relative
However, the police in a statement signed on Monday by a spokesperson for the Commissioner of Police in Abuja, ASP Yusuf
Mariam condemned the murder and assured that an investigation has been launched to apprehend the
“The FCT Police Command condemns in totality the murder of one Blessing Otula a former student of the University
of Abuja, thereby discovering the body along Iddo Village axis by unknown assailants.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma has however, ordered a full-scale investigation into the
unfortunate incident and launched a manhunt for the perpetrators while commiserating with the family of the deceased.
Therefore, “the Command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these
numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883, and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call
the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number :09022222352.”
By Cynthia N.