MAPOLY Beauty Queen Reportedly Abducted, Murdered Days After Winning Competition


Unknown gunmen have murdered a student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State, identified as Happiness Okwa.

Naija News understands that Okwa was reportedly abducted, raped and murdered a few days after winning the Miss MAPOLY beauty contest on August 3, 2022. She was kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo, on Tuesday evening, August 9, The MAPOLY Students Union President, Sodiq Ajani, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Saturday, August 13. The SUG president in a statement jointly signed by the Public Relations Officer, Joy Okolie, said the deceased was on her way to visit a movie location when the dire incident occurred. The statement reads: “Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students Union (MAPSU) announces the untimely death of Miss Happiness Odeh, a Mass Communication student of MAPOLY. “According to reports, she was abducted along Iperu road to her destination. The deceased left Abeokuta three days ago to visit a movie location at Ipara, Ode-Remo, with the consent of her parents. “Contrary to the rumours flying around, her death is not related to her status as the new Miss MAPOLY. She won the award on the 3rd of August and the movie location she attended has nothing to do with the beauty pageantry on campus “We commiserate with her family, friends and colleagues. May Almighty God grant us all the fortitude to bear this painful loss. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.” Ajani also stated that the body of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu and police have commenced an investigation of the incident.

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