A final year student of the Imo State University, Blessing Amam, and her lover, simply identified as Emeka, were on Monday found dead in her hostel in Umudagu-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased student was a final year student in the Department of Theatre Arts, who was expected to graduate in August, Southern City News reports.
According to the newspaper, she slept in her hostel room with her lover on Sunday but were found dead the next day.
A neighbour, who does not want her name in print, said it was the smell from the deceased room that alerted other occupants of the hostel that something was wrong.
She said, “The students came back from school and started inhaling very offensive smell and on inquiry, it was discovered that it was from Blessing Amam’s room.
“Her flat mates called her but she did not respond. The door was forcefully opened and behold, Blessing and her lover were found dead. There were blood stains and marks on their bodies. Blood equally gushed out from their mouths and nostrils.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident, saying “it was a case of sudden and unnatural death.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dasuki Galandanchi, has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of the lovers,he added.
“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,” Enwerem said.
The Director of Information, IMSU Students’ Union Government, Mr Desmond Joseph, also confirmed the death of the final year student and her lover said, “Amam Blessing, a 400 level student of Imo State University, Department of Theatre Art is dead. She was found dead alongside her boyfriend.”