A 400-level Medical Laboratory student of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki, has been found dead, after apparently hanging himself in his room.
The undergraduate, who was identified as Michel Onwe, was found dead in his room at No 16 Ibe Street, Abakaliki, on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that his neighbours became apprehensive of his whereabouts after they had not seen him for sometime.
They subsequently alerted the Police, who came and forced his room open, only to discover his body dangling from the roof.
A neighbour, who spoke to NAN on the condition of anonymity, said that the late Onwe had spent over 6 years in the university.
“He was first offered admission as a medical student, but was offered an alternative course in medical laboratory in the same institution after he failed his medical examinations twice.''
The witness described the late Onwe as a native of Umuogodoshe in Mgbo town, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, who had recently alleged a threat to his life by a cult group.
“The development made his parents and security agencies to investigate the threat to unravel the circumstance surrounding the situation.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi command, ASP John Eluu, confirmed the incident and said that the body has been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
“The Police has commenced investigation into the matter with a view to unraveling the cause of his death.
“All evidence at the moment points to suicide as cause of his death but the police is yet to ascertain the reasons he took his own life, after leaving no note behind.”
Eluu appealed to family members and the general public to be calm as the police would unravel all circumstances relating to the matter. (NAN)