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The management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, say they have launched investigations into the mystery surrounding the death of one David Ogbonna, a 200level student of the Department of Industrial Physics. 

A release signed by the Acting Head, Information/Public Relations Dept. of UNIZIK, Chika Ene, says the Nigerian Police and officials of the School's Medical Centre are currently handling the investigation, with a view to ascertain the remote causes of the strange incident. 

The release advises all and sundry to remain calm, pending the result of the investigation, while advising Journalists to always verify their stories adequately before publication to avoid misleading members of the public.

Details of the Press Release as attached ...investigatorsnews 08032577444



The University community is saddened by the death of our student David Ogbonna allegedly via suicide. He was found inside a wardrobe dangling with a rope round his neck. He was a 200 level student of the Department of Industrial Physics. 

The incident occurred on 20th August, 2021 at the male Hostel inside the University premises. Media reports attributed his death allegedly to hike in school fees. But, rather than subscribing to unverified media report, we embarked on a thorough investigation into the remote and immediate cause of the unfortunate demise of a future star by inviting everyone that needed to speak over the incident. 

The University Management upon hearing the sad news, carried out due protocol by inviting the University’s Medical centre and the Nigerian Police Force who evacuated the body to the mortuary. The University Management and the NPF have consequently launched investigation into the alleged suicide act by the late student and its ongoing.

The parents also met with the University Management to uncover their side of the story to be able to unravel the mystery behind his death.

The parents of the late student, Pastor and Mrs. Ogbonna during the meeting with University Management, Council and the SUG affirmed that hike in school fees wouldn't have been the reason for their son's death as they provided everything he needs. 

The parents affirmed they supply him with food items regularly up until last Thursday before his unfortunate demise. They also said that other siblings of their late son contributed money at intervals to assist their late brother.  This was affirmed by one of the brothers of the deceased, Samuel Ogbonna who accompanied them. The mother, Mrs. Esther Ogbonna revealed that their late son was hardworking as he ventured into some vocational jobs like tailoring and laundry services to augment the provisions from home. She said that her son also complained about his poor performance, as she recalled in one of her conversations with the late son where he expressed displeasure over one of his results and she advised him to buckle up in subsequent examinations to remedy the deficiency.

While the University Management is relentless and keen in her investigation of this ugly incident, it is however disheartening that some media houses have already embarked on a mission to tarnish the University’s image disregarding the place of thorough investigation in journalism.

As we work assiduously in unraveling the cause of the unfortunate demise of late David who is the last child of his parents, it is important to note that his three (3) older siblings graduated from the departments of Medical Rehabilitation, Radiography and Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

The University Management is deeply pained by this unfortunate incident in this citadel of learning and further calls on members of staff and students to remain calm as investigation is ongoing. Members of staff and students are encouraged to visit the Centre for Counselling and Career Development which was created on the heels of the assumption of the Vice-Chancellor and mandated to entertain issues, especially one that disturbs mental health.

Chika Gladys Ene

Ag. Head, Information and Public Relations/Chief Protocol Officer

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