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The mysterious death of a 100 level Law student of the University of Ibadan, UI, has continued to generate lots of dust. Management of the institution is still shocked over the death of Miss Effiong Imarbong of the Faculty of Law.

Imarbong was said to have committed suicide on Wednesday at Queen Elizabeth II Hall where a wild party was supposedly held.

The University’s management issued a statement on Wednesday to tell its own side of the state, saying that she died during a show at her hall residence.

Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, UI, in the statement said Imarbong died after she jumped from a dangerous position having displayed signs of restlessness during the show.

“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.

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“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 organised by the hall’s Executive Council,” he said.

Oladejo explained that her colleagues reported that the deceased was seen at the hall cafeteria, the venue of the movie show and that it was reported that she was seen at about 8.40pm.

He added that “she received a telephone call from a fellow; 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.”

Oladejo said Imarbong became hyperactive and developed strange attitude after returning to the hall and left the venue after a wild dance.

“It was further revealed that she left the venue of the movie show and, thereafter, there was a bang, which 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,” he said.

He added that the deceased was rushed to the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, where she died.

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