Tragedy struck at Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, when a 300 level student of Computer Science, Jennifer Agomuo, took her own life after quarrelling with her boyfriend.
The tragedy which occurred in one of the hostels in the Aladinma Alliance area of the school, threw the university community into mourning.
Punch report’s that the 21-year-old Agomuo was a 300-level student of the Department of Computer Science of the university.
A source in the institution said that the undergraduate poisoned herself after allegedly 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 her third year.
“She poisoned herself after stabbing her boyfriend. Sources at the hostel said that the deceased thought that she had killed her boyfriend. Out of fear, she took her own life.”
“Her boyfriend, who was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, did not, however, die. He is currently recuperating. 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 kinds of things are what we watch in Bollywood and Nollywood. Her remains have been taken to the mortuary.”
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Obi Njoku, said the institution was in a state of confusion over the “irritating news.”
Njoku, who wondered the level of disagreement between a girl and her boyfriend that would make her take her own life, advised students to pay less attention to frivolities and “marry their books.”
The IMSU spokesperson added that the institution would investigate the incident to find out what actually happened.