From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The Plateau State Police command has confirmed the death of a 23 years old 200 level student of the University of Jos.
The police which gave the name of the student as Mercy Naan, from Marketing Department, said the dead body was found in room number 23 of Zaion Hostel, located in Naraguta, University of Jos.
Tyopev Terna, state police spokesperson who gave the confirmation in a statement sent to journalists on Monday said a report of missing of the deceased first reported to the Unijos Security Department by her parents and later the University reported the issue to Anguwan Rogo Police Division.
The statement reads this:
“On 05/05/019 at about 1530hrs, the Angwan Rogo Police Division, Plateau State Command, Jos received a distress call from the Security Department, University of Jos to the effect that on same date at about 15OOhrs, some students of the institution raised alarm over an unusual odour coming out from Room number 23 Zion Hostel in Naraguta, University of Jos.
“After the report, a combine team comprising of the Police, the University Security and the Medical personnel of the University mobilised to the scene of crime.
“On arrival, the suspected hostel door was forced open and the motionless body of one Mercy Naan ‘f’ a 23 years old 200 level student from the Department of Marketing was seen and recovered to the University Clinic.
“She was confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty at the University Clinic and her corpse has been deposited at the Anatomy Mortuary of the same University for Autopsy, “
The police however, said preliminary investigation further revealed that Miss Mercy was reported missing by her parents to the Security Department, University of Jos on May 3.
Terna added that detectives of the Plateau State Police Command have since commenced investigation to unravel the mystery behind the unfortunate death.