Its unbelievable the rate of suicide among youths of nowadays. The entire staff and students of University of Ibadan (UI) are in disbelief and cannot explain how a 100level girl would intentionally kill herself after receiving a phone call.
We gathered that the 100level student, who was identified as Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong, a student in the faculty of Law, UI was reported to have jumped to her untimely death during program organized for the first year students on Monday, May 1.
In an official statement released by the school authorities revealed that, Imarbong who was a resident of Queen Elizabeth hall, was at the programme organized for freshers when she received a call from a fellow student and went outside to meet with the person.
Imarbong came back to party 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 (UCH) where she was certified dead.
Read the school’s statement 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 organized 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 after which 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, 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.”
This statement was written and signed by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo.