Lifeless body of female student of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Miss Miracle Eze was found naked in her hostel room at the Ishieke campus of the institution.
The deceased, who was in her second year in the Department of Mass Communication, hailed from Nsukka in Enugu State. She was said to have died mysteriously in her room.
Her hostel mates found her lifeless body in her room at Henriv Hostel the next day when one of them noticed that she had not come out of her room later in the day. On inquiry after knocking on her door and there was no response, she found out that it was locked from inside.
According to the source, the situation attracted the attention of other students, and the police who later forced the door open and found her lifeless body on her bed.
One of the hostel mates, who did not want her name in print, told Daily Sun that the deceased was a close friend but was not aware that the deceased (Miracle) was sick, saying that they were earlier together, on the night she died.
However, she stated that the deceased had told her of one Mohammed who had insisted on dating her, adding that the deceased cried while telling her about the man’s love advances.
She said: “Miracle cried when she met me in my room the same night she died and complained about one Mohammed, whom, she said, had been a threat to her life. She told me that Mohammed’s love advances had been a threat to her and she could no longer bear to see Mohammed’s face in her room.
“While I was with her, the same Mohammed came in and she left for her room. The following morning as I was preparing for school, I knocked on her door but nobody responded. I thought maybe, she was praying and I left for my exam.”
Other residents of the hostel told Daily Sun correspondent that they sensed something was wrong when they noticed that the girl’s door was still locked from inside until in the evening when they raised the alarm and knocked hard on the door but to no avail.
The students stated that it was when they called her phone and it rang but was not picked, that they peeped through the widow and saw her body on her bed, dead and naked.
The police at Ishieke later deposited her corpse in the mortuary while further investigation continues.