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Alleged stray bullet: Another IMSU undergraduate dies

By Pascal Arogorn Ibe

May 2, 2021

 

For the second time in a week, Chukwueze Kingsley also know as ,Saraki, a 24 year-old 300L law student of Imo state University, Owerri, was found dead after he went missing on Monday, April 26, 2021.

It was gathered that Chukwueze Kingsley died after he was hit by alleged stray bullet at Douglas road shootout between the unknown gunmen and security agencies on Monday night of April 26, 2021.

It would be recalled that another student of the aforementioned University, Nwaneri Divine, a 100 level from the department of soil science died after soldiers allegedly shot her last week Sunday night of April 25, 2021, along Okigwe road, Imo State.

A source told our correspondent that Chukwueze had been missing since Monday after he told his friends he was going to World Bank Owerri to meet his people.

The source said, “recall I posted about Kingsley a 300 level law student who was missing after telling me and other friends he was traveling to world bank by Monday night.

“Efforts have been made to reach him as his phone was switched off. I have made investigation all round and even made a graphics to share and find him.

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“I feel totally bad to make announcement of my own friend’s death who was allegedly a victim of the Monday night Douglass shooting and was found dead at Last Hope Mortuary, Umuguma in Owerri, the source lamented.

Chukwueze Kingsley who hails from Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, until his death, was the president of National Oguta students of both universities and polytechnics.

When contacted, the Imo State University Student Union Government, SUG, President, Comrade Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the incident.

He said that investigation is ongoing to reveal the cause of his death.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the Imo State Police Command spokesperson, promised to get back to our reporter soon.

Also, when contacted, Imo State University public relations officer, Dr Ralf Njoku, also confirmed the death of Chukwueze.

He said the institution’s Vice Chancellor will be communicated to know the next line of action.

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