Missing 300-Level Law student found in Imo hospital mortuary
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The body of a 300-level Law student of the Imo State University, Owerri, Kingsley Chiwueze, has been found five days after he went missing.
Chiwueze was on Monday declared missing after efforts made to find him proved abortive.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased, who was deeply involved in students’ politics, hailed from the Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Chiwueze had two weeks ago made his intention known to vie for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students.
The President, Students Union Government, IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development to our correspondent, said the corpse was found in the morgue of the Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri, on Sunday.
He said students of the institution stormed the mortuary and the attendant told them that the corpse was deposited by the management of the St. Joseph Hospital, Wetheral, Owerri.
The student leader said, “The attendant told us that Chiwueze’s corpse was brought by people from the St. Joseph hospital, Wetheral. We will go to the hospital to find out how they took custody of the student.”
One Darlington Ibekwe, said, “Kingsley hailed from the Oguta Local Government Area. Kingsley was declared missing on Monday and was just found; it happened that he was one of the victims of the shooting on Douglas Road and the most painful thing about all of this is the fact that the state government’s media handlers have come out to say that no life was lost to the security challenges.
“When Divine, an IMSU student, was shot dead last week, someone called her irresponsible and asked what a girl would be doing outside by that time.”
When contacted, the IMSU spokesman, Ralph Njokuobi, said he would communicate with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Akah, about the discovery.
The police spokesman for the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that he had not been briefed about the latest development.