The Department of State Services (DSS) has apprehended eight prime suspects over the murder and r3pe of Olajide Blessing, a 300-level agricultural science of the University of Ilorin.
The deceased was gagged before her attackers r3ped her to death.
She was left with injuries all over her body at her Tanke residence, University road, Ilorin.
The incident had sparked protests by many civil society organizations across the country.
They had demanded that the perpetrators of the dastardly act be be brought to justice.
Several DSS sources who spoke with Daily Times under the condition of anonymity confirmed the development, adding that the suspects are helping the service with the investigation.
The Kwara State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mumini Jimoh (SAN), however confirmed that some suspects had been arrested over the issue and will be arraigned before Justice I.A. Jusuf on Wednesday.