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UNN Investigates Female Student’s Death

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The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) management says it has begun investigations into the cause of death of a female student of the University.

The decomposing body of the victim identified as Favour Okenyi, a 100-level student of the department of Medical Laboratory Science, was reportedly found in a drainage behind Eni-Njoku hostel, near Akanu Ibiam Stadium on Friday, 5 July 2024.

The student was reported missing on Tuesday 2nd July, 2024 after attending her Chemistry practical Class.

UNN Investigates Female Student's Death
Deceased UNN student, Favour Okenyi

Preliminary investigation revealed that some sensitive parts of the deceased’s body was cut off and the remains suspected to have been dumped inside the drainage by the killers.

In a statement released on Sunday, 7 July, UNN public relations officer, Mr. Okwun Omeaku, said the University authorities was saddened by the distressed discovery of the lifeless body of a female student.

“The University administration is deeply saddened by the loss of our student and extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased for the tragic death of such a promising young student,” Omeaku stated.

He disclosed that the university authorities in collaboration with security agencies and the family of the deceased, have launched a thorough investigation into the unfortunate incident to fish out the perpetrators of the evil act and prevent reoccurrence of such in the future.

“We implore anyone in possession of useful information that could aid in the investigation to kindly reach out to the University administration,” the statement added.

Students of the university have expressed outrage over the incident. Mr Kelechi Ogbu, A 300-level student of Mass Communication UNN said: “It’s really disturbing and heartbreaking to hear about the sudden death of a student in such manner, because, it’s something that puts fear in the minds of everyone on campus, in the sense that no one is yet to discover the cause of her death, whether it’s within the university community or outside the University.

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He further said: “This horrible incident is portraying the image of the university in a bad light and something should be done about that to avoid such incidents happening in the future.”

According to him, this is the third female student that was found dead within the space of three weeks, although the other two were outside the university community but not far.

Miss. Chisom Ajah lamented that: “it is really a painful thing to hear, that a 1st year student that just resumed few months ago could not even stay to witness her own matriculation Ceremony.

“I do not know what occurred, but what I can only say is that students especially 1st year students should be careful with what they do and the places they go.

“Students should be more careful and UNN security should also be at alert on what is going own within the school premises,” she advised.



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