Three students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam campus, Anambra State have been found dead in their hostel.
The three students were all 200 level students of the institution from different departments.
A case of murder mat be established in the matter as they were said to have been locked in their room from outside.
The students have been identified as Mercy, a 200 level Pharmacy student, Obidiaso Chidera, 200 level Political Science student, and Emmanuella, a 200 level Business Administration student.
A source claimed that the students were locked up in the apartment and that when they got access to the apartment, they found them lifeless with two of them on their beds in the room, while the third lifeless body was found in the kitchen.
A press statement by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Dr Harrison Madubueze, confirmed the incident, stating that: “The university management received with rude shock the news of the death of three of our students. At the moment, the date, time and manner of their death are still uncertain.
“However, the security operatives are investigating the matter and at the appropriate time, they will make the findings public.”
Madubueze stated that the university was not in any way aware that any of her students in the second year class and above were still within the university environment.
He said: “This is because the institution closed on Wednesday 24th August 2022 after the second semester examination and will resume on October 1st, 2022.”