One person has been arrested in connection with the death of Miss Effiong Deborah, a 100 level Law student of the University of Ibadan.
Miss Effiong reportedly jumped to her death from a dangerous position in her hall of residence during a freshers/finalists week party.
A statement by the institution said: “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.
It was learnt that Imarbong became hyperactive and began to behave weird after returning to the hall and 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”
It was learnt on Thursday that the person identified as the caller has been arrested and handed over to the police.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CIID) for discrete investigation.
The Director of Public Communication of the university, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, also disclosed that a forensic toxicology analysis was carried out on the corpse before it was released for burial.
Oladejo said the institution was determined to identify the cause of Effiong’s death.
He also denied that Effiong committed suicide, saying the death remained a mystery, hence the serious investigation.
The university’s spokesman also disclosed that members of the hall executive, Law Students Society and a top member of the Management had paid a condolence visit to parents of the deceased.