UNN 100-level student found dead in campus sewers

UNN 100-level student found dead in campus sewers

The deceased, said to be from the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, was found dead on Friday, July 5, 2024, near the Akanu Ibiam Stadium within the university premises.

In a statement issued in Nsukka, the university’s Acting Public Relations Officer (PRO), Okwun’s Omeaku confirmed the incident, saying the university community is deeply shocked and saddened by the unfortunate death of the young student.

The circumstances surrounding the death are currently the subject of an investigation which will assist the investigations and make it possible to find the perpetrator(s) of this malicious act. he said.

The statement extended condolences to the family of the deceased and said the university authority was collaborating with security agencies and the family of the deceased to uncover the circumstances surrounding his death to prevent any recurrence.

The university community was shocked on Friday, July 5, by the shocking discovery of a lifeless body found in a drainage near the Akanu Ibiam Stadium, UNN.

“The University administration is deeply saddened by the loss of our student and extends its sincere condolences to the deceased’s family for the tragic passing of such a promising young student.

“The management is working with security agencies and the family of the deceased to uncover the circumstances surrounding her death and to prevent any potential recurrence of such incidents in the future.“, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a UNN official, who asked not to be named in this report because he was not authorised to speak to the media on the matter, said the university management was yet to take an official position on the incident.

He said there had been heavy rains in Nsukka and it was possible that the floods had swept the victim to the hostel from outside the university.