A final year student of the Imo State University , Blessing Amam, was on Monday found dead alongside her lover, identified as Emeka in her hostel in Umudagu -Mbieri , Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state .

The deceased student was a final year student in the Department of Theatre Arts , who was expected to graduate in August .

It was learnt that she slept in her hostel room with her lover on Sunday but both of them could not wake up the next day ( Monday) .

A neighbour , who craved anonymity , said it was the smell from the deceased room that alerted other occupants who had returned from school that something was wrong .

She said, “ The students came back from school and started inhaling very offensive smell and on inquiry , it was discovered that it was from Blessing Amam ’s room .

“ Her flat mates called her but she did not respond . The door was forcefully opened and behold , Blessing and her lover were found dead . There were blood stains and marks on their bodies. Blood equally gushed out from their mouths and nostrils .”

The source , who expressed worry over the circumstances that could have led to the death of the suspected lovers , maintained that the deceased were full of life the night before , adding that there was no indication that they were in any trouble or distress in the room that night .

When our correspondent visited the hostel, nobody including the security guards was seen , as the whole compound including the street was deserted .

On inquiry, our correspondent was told that the students had fled because they did not want to be arrested by the police .

The state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr. Andrew Enwerem , who confirmed the incident said, “It was a case of sudden and unnatural death .”

He , however, said that the state Commissioner of Police , Mr. Dasuki Galandanchi, had ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of the lovers .

“It is confirmed. It is a case of sudden and unnatural death . The commissioner of police has called for a thorough investigation into the matter. On receipt of the information , our men at Mbieri division rushed to the scene of the incident .

“ The necessary information that aid investigation process has been collected but we call on the members of the public that have pieces of information that will help us unravel the circumstances that led to the death to please come forward ,” he said.

The Director of Information, IMSU Students ’ Union Government , Mr Desmond Joseph , who also confirmed the death of the final year student and her lover said , “ Amam Blessing , a 400 level student of Imo State University , Department of Theatre Art is dead . She was found dead alongside her boyfriend .

“ Their bodies were discovered because of the offensive smell that perturbed neighbours who traced the source . They broke the door to discover Blessing and her boyfriend with stains of blood from their mouths, nose and other parts of their bodies .

We also gathered that such incident had happened in the past in a house somewhere in Owerri .”

Author Credit :Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri

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