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Edo: Police arrest 2 over missing 200-level Delta varsity student


Two suspects have reportedly been arrested by the Edo State Police Command over the disappearance of a 200-level undergraduate of the University of Delta, Agbor, Miss Faith Omodon.

Omodon was reported missing on March 30, at Iru Egbede community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

She is said to be studying Business Administration in the university before her sudden disappearance

According to the father of the girl, Mr. Edward Omodon, she was last seen on March 30, after leaving home for farm, but never returned.

He said the incident occurred when the community was holding their national conference.

“We usually have Iru national conference at this time of the year. We were seated inside the community hall when we heard loud wailing outside that my daughter was missing.

“She had left for the farm earlier that morning with a motorbike, taking her breakfast flask with her,” he said.

Corroborating Mr Omodon’s story, Mr Ikpoba Johnbull, Head of the village vigilance group, said, “soon after the news of her disappearance broke that evening, we followed the girl’s mother to the farm.

“We immediately mobilised and combed the area up to Izighiri and Uwumuwe, two neighbouring villages, but could not find any trace of her.

“We only found the leftover of her lunch flask. We informed our neighbouring vigilance groups as we spent that night inside the bush, but there was no result.”

Then, the matter was reported at the Abudu Police Division, which was confirmed by Divisional Police Officer, Mr Iyayi Kenneth, who said, “We have transferred the case to the state police command for further investigation.”

However, about a month after, the vigilance group in the community said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Omodon and are now in Police custody

Speaking, the National Youth Chairman of Iru- Egbede, Mr. Donald Isioma, disclosed that the suspects were arrested 9on Saturday afternoon.

He said the two were arrested when they tracked the phone of the missing girl that was in possession of the suspects.

According to Isioma, so far, the police have recovered the phone from the suspects and the motorbike Miss Omodon rode to the farm on the day she got missing.

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