Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Police have confirmed the death of two students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike found dead in their hostel room.
Confirming the incident to Ikengaonline, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said that investigations into the incident had commenced.
The Police Spokesman who said that no arrest had been made over the unfortunate incident explained that only autopsy result would reveal the actual cause of their death.
The deceased identified as Victor and Decency, both in 200 levels were found dead in their room on Wednesday.
Their bodies were discovered following alarm by their neighbours which led to the breaking of their room.
One of the victims, Decency, who was until his death the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Students Union Government (SUG) was said to be seeking re-election.
It was said that one of the deceased vomited blood while the other was said to have had white substance in his nose.
The discovery has fueled suspicion that the duo might have been poisoned.
When contacted, the university authorities confirmed the incident, but said the cause of their death had not been verified.
The Public Relations Officer, PRO of MOUAU, Mrs Adanma Odefa, said that the police had evacuated their bodies.
She also said that the parents of the deceased had been contacted.
According to her: “All we know is that we found two students dead in their rooms.
“The police have taken their bodies to the morgue and anything left is for the parents of the deceased.
“We have informed the families, so we are not talking about this.”