A dark shadow was on Monday cast over the Imo State University’s community following the death of an undergraduate, Blessing Amam and her lover, simply identified as Emeka.
Amam, who was a 400-level student in the Department of Theatre Arts was expected to graduate in August but for the sad turn of event. She and Emeka whom reports did not signify whether he was a student of the institution were found dead in her room in the hostel at Umudagu-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, a stench which enveloped the hostel was traced to her room by her neigbours and after several knocks on the door received no answer, it was forced opened and behold, the lovers were found dead covered with blood and marks on their bodies prompting suggestion that they were murdered.
The police have equally suspected foul play.
“It is a case of sudden and unnatural death. The commissioner of police has called for a thorough investigation into the matter. On receipt of the information, our men at Mbieri division rushed to the scene of the incident.
“The necessary information that aid investigation process has been collected but we call on the members of the public that has pieces of information that will help us unravel the circumstances that led to the death to please come forward,” the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem told newsmen.