IMSU student poisons self after stabbing boyfriend

IMSU student Jennifer Agomuo commits suicide

A student at the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Jennifer Agomuo, has reportedly poisoned herself after stabbing her boyfriend.

The 21-year-old is believed to have ended her life in one of the hostels in the Aladinma Alliance area of the institution on Wednesday night.

Agomuo, a 300-level student of the Department of Computer Science, according to a source, poisoned herself after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend simply identified as Johnson over an undisclosed issue.

Multiple media reports quote the source as saying “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, public relations officer of the university, Obi Njoku, said the institution was disturbed by the news.

Njoku, who wondered the gravity of disagreement between a man and a woman that would make a young lady to 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.