UI: Police to investigate the death of a female student

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[Ibadan]–The Oyo State Policemen have commenced investigation into the death of Miss Deborah Effiong, a 100-level Law student of the University of Ibadan.

According to Mr Abiodun Odude, the State commissioner of Police, the police will be conducting investigation into the incident following the report by the university’s authority.

In an earlier statement issued to pressmen on Wednesday, the Director of Public Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo had announced the death of Effiong while expressing the sadness of the management over the death of the girl at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“Her sudden death, however, remains a mystery and it is in the light of this that the University Management wishes to state that the cause(s) of her death are still being investigated by the appropriate authorities.

“Her parents had been duly contacted by the relevant key officers of the University on the loss.

“It is pertinent to state that by the tradition of the Queen Elizabeth II Hall where she was a resident, an event tagged “Freshers/Finalists’ Week’’ was organised by the Hall’s Executive Committee.

“The first day being Monday, 01 May, 2017 featured ‘’Health Day’’ in the morning and ‘’Movie Show’’ at 7.00pm.

“Her colleagues reported that the deceased was seen at the Hall Cafeteria, the venue of the Movie Show and it was reported that her ‘’normal self’’ was seen at about 8.40 pm.

“Thereafter, she received a telephone call from a fellow; she left the venue of the movie show to meet the caller.

“The fellow had been identified after her death by the Campus Security Service,’’ Oladejo said.

“It was further revealed that she left the venue of the movie show and, thereafter, there was a bang, which her colleagues explained, she jumped from a dangerous position in the Hall.

“She was later found by her colleagues in a seemingly helpless condition in the precinct of the Hall and immediately, she was rushed to the university’s health centre by her colleagues and porters on duty.

“She was later referred to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for further medical attention where all efforts to save her life proved abortive,’’ Oladejo said.




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