A law student of the Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, Kingsley Chiwueze, has been found dead, five days after he went missing.
Chiwueze, was on Monday, April 26, declared missing after efforts made to find him proved abortive.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased hailed from Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
It was learnt that Chiwueze had, a fortnight ago, made his intention known to vie for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students.
The president of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday.
Oguike said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri, on Sunday.
He said that the students stormed the mortuary and the attendant told them that the corpse was allegedly deposited by the management of a hospital in Owerri.
The student leader said “the attendant told us that his corpse was brought by people from St Joseph Hospital, Whetheral. We will go to the hospital to find out how they took custody of the student.
A source, Darlington Ibekwe, said:
“Kingsley hailed from Oguta Local Government Area. Kingsley was declared missing since Monday, guess what, he was just found and it happened that he was one of the victims from the shooting that happened at Douglas Road and the most painful thing about all of this is the fact that the state government media handlers have come out severally to say that no life was lost to this whole insecurity challenges.
“When Divine, an IMSU student was shot dead too this week, someone called her irresponsible and asked what a girl would be doing outside by that time”.
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When contacted, the IMSU spokesperson, Ralph Njokuobi, said that he would communicate the incident to the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Akah, before any formal statement.
The Police spokesman in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that he had not been briefed on the issue.