It definitely seems like the rate of Suicides in Nigeria is on the rise and might not be slowing down any soon.
In a worrying turn of events, a 100 Level student in the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan , Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong, has died after she jumped to her death during a programme organized for first year students of the school on Monday May 1st.
A statement released by authorities of the school, say Imarbong who is a resident of the Queen Elizabeth hall of residence, was at the programme organized for new residents when she received a call from a fellow student and proceeded outside to meet with the person.
She returned, partied some more and then left the hall. Minutes later, her friends heard a loud bang and discovered she had fallen from the building.
She was rushed to the University College Hospital where she was certified dead.
Read the statement signed by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, below…
“It is with deep regret that the management of the University of Ibadan announces the sudden death of Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong, a 100 Level student in our Faculty of Law on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Her sudden death, however, remains a mystery. It is in the light of the above that the university management wishes to state that the cause(s) of her death are still being investigated by the appropriate authorities. Moreover, her parents had been duly contacted by the relevant key officers of the university on the loss. It is pertinent to state that by the tradition of the Queen Elizabeth II Hall where she was a resident, an event tagged ‘Freshers/Finalists’ Week’’ was organised by the hall’s Executive Council.
Her colleagues reported that the deceased was seen at the hall cafeteria, the venue of the movie show. Furthermore, it was reported that she was seen at about 8.40pm. Thereafter, she received a telephone call from a fellow. She left the venue of the movie show to meet the caller. The fellow had been identified after her death by the Campus Security Service. It was further revealed that she left the venue of the movie show and, thereafter, there was a bang, which her colleagues explained, she jumped from a dangerous position in the Hall. She was later found by her colleagues in a seemingly helpless condition in the precinct of the hall”.