Adebayo Adenrele

Three female undergraduates, Mercy, a 200 level Pharmacy student, Obidiaso Chidera, 200 level Political Science student, and Emmanuella, a 200 level Business Administration student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam campus, Anambra State, were found dead in their hostel on Saturday.

Though, it is not yet clear the cause of their death because some people within the campus have attributed it to murder, as they were locked in their room from outside.

According to a source who craved anonymity, “The students were locked up in the apartment. When we got access to the apartment, we found them lifeless with two of them on their beds in the room, while the third lifeless body was found in the kitchen.”

Meanwhile, the management of the Institution confirmed the incident through a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the School, Dr Harrison Madubueze, “The university management received with rude shock the news of the death of three of our students. 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 added that the university was not aware that any of her students in the second year class and above were still within the university environment.

“This is because the institution closed on Wednesday 24th August 2022 after the second semester examination and will resume on October 1st, 2022.”