Student found dead with bullet, stab wounds in own apartment | Dailytrust

Student found dead with bullet, stab wounds in own apartment


Police in Bayelsa have recovered the body of a woman found dead with bullet and multiple stab wounds.

Jennifer Ugadu, a 200-level student of Niger Delta University, Amassoma, was found dead in her room.

She is believed to have been killed by her boyfriend, thought to be a military officer, after a domestic fight.

She was last seen with her boyfriend on July 11, two days before she was found dead, police said.

Neighbours spoke of signs of struggle in the room—her thumb was almost cut off and her room was scattered, with blood splattered around the apartment.

The Public Relations Officer in the Niger Delta University, Ndoni Ingezi, who confirmed the incident, said according to the Chief Security Officer of the school, the incident happened outside the University environment as the said student was living outside the campus.

The University was last week shut down due to students’ protest over management introduction of uniforms on the students and early closure of tuition portal thereby denying many students opportunity to register.

The school is yet to reopen for academic activities.

Police has named James Matol as the boyfriend believe to be a member of the army.

Its spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat, said Ugadu’s body was discovered after one of her friends stumbled on a chat in which the “boyfriend admitted to killing her and threatened to commit suicide.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the deceased was shot in her apartment by her boyfriend, one James Matol, who is allegedly a member of the Nigerian Army. Investigations also reveals that the deceased was last seen with the boyfriend on 11th July 2021.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command *CP Mike Okoli fsi* has ordered for discreet Investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the student,” he said.

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