A tragic discovery has been made in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, where another female student from the University of Port Harcourt has been found dead in her apartment.
The student, known as Adaeze, was a 200-level undergraduate studying Accounting.
Adaeze’s lifeless body was discovered on Friday at her off-campus residence in Aluu, a community near the university.
The cause of her death remains uncertain at the time of this report on Monday.
This unfortunate incident occurred just two weeks after the decomposing body of a 300-level undergraduate, Justina Otuene, a Biochemistry student, was allegedly found in the residence of her ex-lover, Damian Okoligwe, along NTA Road, Ozuoba, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
Okoligwe, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering at UNIPORT, was subsequently apprehended by the police.
Speaking about the recent incident, Chima Wokocha, the Dean of Student Affairs at UNIPORT, disclosed that the lifeless body of the student was discovered at her off-campus residence and was brought to the university’s health facility by some neighbors.
Wokocha confirmed that both the university’s management and the police had visited the scene, and the late student’s parents had been informed of the tragic event.
He explained, “Her body was brought to the Chief Lulu-Brigss Health Centre by people who live around her in her lodge.
She didn’t die in the university hostel. She died in her off-campus residence in Aluu, and the scene of the crime was visited by the management of the university, including myself. The police were there with us as well.
We acknowledge the fact that she had taken a substance and passed out because there was a bottle of a substance found by her side. The parents have come there, and I think they are making arrangements to take the body.”
Grace Iringe-Koko, the spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed the incident and mentioned that an investigation had commenced to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.
She noted, “The Divisional Police Officer said a landlord came to report that he saw his tenant on the ground.
So the DPO went there, they saw foam coming out from her nose and mouth, and they also saw an insecticide close to her (the student).
So they rushed her to the Hospital where she was confirmed dead. Investigation is ongoing to find out the circumstances leading to her death.”