The controversy that dogged the death of Precious Asso, a 100 level student of Veterinary Medicine in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, may have been finally laid to rest after the institution gave a moving account of how the teenager was killed in cold blood by a phone thief, Magaji Nasiru, at the school premises.
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The deceased’s distraught mother who goes by the name, Talented Peace, on Facebook had accused ABU of undermining investigation into her daughter’s death alleging the institution of shielding her daughter’s killer(s) from prosecution in a post accompanied by Precious’ obituary on March 1, two weeks’ after her demise.
She wrote:” On the 16th of February 2018, my daughter, PRECIOUS DEBORAH ASSO, barely nine days to her 17th birthday was murdered in COLD BLOOD by a motorcyclist WITHIN the university campus of ABU ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA between 2-4pm.
“She was a 100 level student of veterinary Medicine and was on her way to a 3pm lecture. My daughter was buried a week later. “What I wish to know is why ABU management told my husband and I that our daughter SLUMMED AND DIED, meanwhile on physical examination of her body, cuts, bruises and lacerations could be observed on the right side of her face along with obvious bleeding from her mouth, nostril and ears.
“I can’t understand why her death certificate states that CAUSE of DEATH is UNKNOWN. A motorcyclist is presently in police custody with my daughter’s phone and was identified as the cyclist (suspect) who must have caused her death after snatching her handset. (she was off campus because ABU did not give her accommodation even as a 100 level student).
Is there something the university is HIDING????
Why is the university not actively investigating this incidence rather they demanded to carry out an orthopsy (to which we, her parents declined) meanwhile ignoring and denying obvious cause of death.????
“We have heard NO WORD FROM THEM thereafter!!!
Why Was the university management not represented at the burial????
“ARE OTHER CHILDREN/STUDENTS SAFE ON CAMPUS????
I wish to know HOW and WHY my daughter was murdered.!!!
Am calling on all meaning Nigerians both within and in diaspora, who LOVE the TRUTH, and DIGNITY of HUMAN LIFE, if you have what it takes to unravel this mystery, please, this is the only wish of a mother, help me and give my heart rest.
Don’t just like my post, I need you to GO TO WORK for the love of the TRUTH!! “