Three students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University found dead
Three female students of the Igbariam campus of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Anambra State, have been found dead in their hostel.
Penpushing reports that, the 200-level students were identified simply as Chidera Obidiaso, from the political science department, Mercy, from the pharmacy department, and Emmanuella, from the business administration department.
The students’ apartment was said to have been locked from the inside, while the cause of their deaths was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, while residents in the area said the corpses were found when their door was forced open.
Penpushing further reports that, the residents said as at the time of this report, two of the deceased students were on their beds in the room, while the third body was found in a kitchen in the apartment.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Harrison Madubueze, in a statement on Friday confirmed the incident, adding that the death of the students came as a shock to the university management, stating that as at the time of issuing the statement the date, time and manner of their death are still not clear .
“At the moment, the date, time and manner of their death are still uncertain. However, the security operatives are investigating the matter and at the appropriate time, they will make the findings public,” Madubueze stated.
Penpushing also reports that, the spokesperson said as at the time of the incident the university management was not aware that some of their students in the second-year class and above were still within the university environment.
The Public Relations Officer of the university explained that, this was because the institution closed on Wednesday, 24 August 2022, after the second-semester examination and will resume on 1st October 2022.
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