Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong, a 100 level student in the University of Ibadan jumped to her death shortly after returning from an outing.
It was garnered that the deceased was at the freshers/finalists programme organized by her hall of residence, Queen Elizabeth II Hall until she got a call from a fellow student and went to meet the person outside the hall. Imarbong returned to the party and then left the hall again. Shortly, they heard a sound and discovered it was Imarbong who fell from the building. She rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) where was certified dead.
According to an anonymous report, Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong got a call from her lover, and she went to meet him. They used some illegal drugs before she returned to the programme. Here is a statement released by the University authorities:
“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. 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 organized by the hall’s Executive Council. Her colleagues reported that the deceased was seen at the hall cafeteria, the venue of the movie show. Furthermore, it was reported that she was seen at about 8.40pm. Thereafter, 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. 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.” Written and signed by the University of Ibadan’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo.