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University of Ibadan, Ibadan Press Release

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN

  PRESS RELEASE                                   

OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN ON THE DEATH OF MISS EFFIONG DEBORAH IMARBORNG, 100 LEVEL LAW STUDENT (MATRICULATION NUMBER 199324).


It is with deep regret that the Management of the University of Ibadan announces the sudden death of Miss Effiong Deborah Imarborng, a 100 Level student in our Faculty of Law on Monday, 01 May, 2017 at the University College Hospital.

It is hurt to think that Miss. Effiong is not here anymore. 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. The first day being Monday, 01 May, 2017 featured ‘’Health Day’’ in the morning and ‘’Movie Show’’ at 7.00pm.

Her colleagues reported that the deceased was seen at the Hall Cafeteria, the venue of the Movie Show.

Furthermore, it was reported that her ‘’normal self’’ 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.

On getting back to the venue of the movie show, her colleagues stated that she suddenly became hyperactive and developed strange attitude. In the words of her colleagues: ‘’She danced abnormally and excessively in the cafeteria after the meeting’’.
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

Immediately, she was rushed to the University’s Health Centre by her colleagues and porters on duty against her wish where, according to her colleagues, she was promptly attended to and later referred to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for further medical attention where all efforts to save her life proved abortive.

Management appreciates the ingenuity displayed by our students in communal security. 

May her soul rest peacefully in the bosom of her Maker and may God ease the pain of her sudden demise in the hearts of her parents, siblings, family and friends.  Amen

 

OLATUNJI OLADEJO

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION,

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN

02 May, 2017