An undergraduate of Imo State University, Jennifer Agomuo, has taken her own life after a fight with her boyfriend, who was simply identified as Johnson.
The incident which occurred in one of the hostels within the Aladinma Alliance area of the school on Wednesday night threw the university community into mourning, our correspondent learnt.
Our correspondent gathered that the 21-year-old was a third-year student of the department of computer science of the university.
A source in the school told our correspondent that the female undergraduate 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 she committed suicide.
Her boyfriend, Johnson, who was rushed to Federal Medical Center, Owerri, did not die. He is said to be recovering.
“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 these 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 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.