An undergraduate of Imo State University, Jennifer Agomuo, has allegedly taken her own life after an alleged fight with her boyfriend, who was simply identified as Johnson.
The incident occurred in one of the hostels within the Aladinma Alliance area of the school on Wednesday night, our correspondent learnt.
Our correspondent gathered that the 21-year-old lady was a third-year student of the department of Computer Science at the university.
A source in the school told our correspondent that the female undergraduate allegedly poisoned herself after stabbing her boyfriend over an undisclosed issue.
The source said, “A student of our school has taken her own life. She was studying Computer Science and was supposed to graduate in 2019. She was in the third year.
“She poisoned herself after stabbing her boyfriend.”
Sources within the hostel said that the deceased had thought that she had killed her boyfriend and, out of fear, allegedly committed suicide.
Her said boyfriend, Johnson, who was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, did not die. He is said to be recovering from the alleged injuries.
“She ate the poisonous substance out of fear that she had killed her own boyfriend.
“This is tragic. It is highly absurd. It is regrettable because this kind of things are what we watch in Bollywood and Nollywood. Her remains have been evacuated to the mortuary,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations officer of the Imo State University, Obi Njoku, said that the school was in a state of confusion over the “irritating news.”
Njoku, who wondered at the gravity of disagreement between a man and a woman that would make a young girl to take her own life, advised students to pay less attention to frivolities and “marry their books.”
The IMSU spokesperson revealed that the institution would investigate to find out what actually happened.