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UI 100-level Law Student Jumps to her Death During Freshers’ Week Show



Effiong Imarbong, a 100-level female law student of the University of Ibadan (UI) has died after jumping from a “dangerous position” at her hall of residence, the university management has said.

A statement signed by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, said Effiong died on Monday during a show at her hall of residence, adding that she had become hyperactive after meeting with “a fellow” outside the venue of the show, PUNCH reports.

The school’s statement read:

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 organised 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.

Oladejo said that Effiong developed strange attitude and became hyperactive after the meeting outside, adding that she left the venue after a wild dance.

“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,” Oladejo said.

He said that Effiong died at University College Hospital (UCH) where she was rushed to after the incident.


  1. o

    May 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Strange. I hope she wasnt given something to smoke. Nobody saw her climbing this dangerous position? Or was she pushed?? Gosh!! May her soul rest in peace. So sad. I hope they get to the bottom of this

  2. sugar

    May 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

    This story is confusing. She jumped from a dangerous position??? A staircase, balcony, Stage jump????? Am totally in dismay!!!!

  3. yummymummycumchick

    May 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    was she drugged?” rip

  4. Bleed Blue

    May 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    This explanation coughs up more questions than answers.

    100 level Law student at the University of Ibadan. That was me some years ago, at the prime of my life and to the excitement of my parents.

    So sad. RIP Effiong Deborah. 🙁

  5. Bennie

    May 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    My thoughts exactly, she might have been drugged or pushed. So sad, may her soul Rest in peace,amen

  6. Chu

    May 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    All these deaths.
    She had a promising future and it was just snuffed away.
    Suicide which was not heard of in our clime has become normal and even attractive. Could it be as a result of globalization, rise in depression due to recession or a more spiritual angle?

  7. Jeff

    May 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

    She was hypothesized by her caller, that so called caller must be arrested, to save others of his victims, please. May her soul find peace with Our Good God Almighty.

  8. planet

    May 26, 2017 at 8:36 am

    That’s not true.
    I stay in hall, and that’s not what happened.
    pls, confirm your story well before posting.

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