Another female student of the University of Port Harcourt has been found dead in her apartment in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The student simply identified as Adaeze is said to be a 200-level undergraduate of Accounting.
Adaeze’s lifeless body was found on Friday, in her off-campus residence in Aluu, a community near the university, reports The PUNCH.A
The cause of her death could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report today.
This came barely two weeks after the decomposing body of a 300-level undergraduate of Biochemistry, Justina Otuene, allegedly killed by her ex-lover identified as Damian Okoligwe was found in the latter’s residence along NTA Road, Ozuoba in Obio/Akpor LGA.
Okoligwe, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering also in UNIPORT has since been arrested by the police.
Speaking on the latest incident, the Dean of Student Affairs, UNIPORT, Chima Wokocha, said the lifeless body of the student was found in her off-campus residence and brought to a health facility in the school by some of her neighbours.
Wokocha said the management of the institution and the police had visited the scene of the incident, adding that the parents of the late female undergraduate had also been notified of the incident.
He stated, “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 my humble self.
“The police were there with us also. We acknowledge the fact that she had taken a substance and passed out because there was a bottle of a substance that was found by her side.
“The parents have come there and I think they are making arrangements to take the body.”
Contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she was driving to the office and promised to give feedback to our correspondent afterwards.
Iringe-Koko had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report this afternoon.