Tragedy as final year UNIBEN student dies in sleep

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A female undergraduate of the University of Benin, in Edo state, Maria Precious Tunde, has reportedly died in her sleep.

The sad incident according to sources occurred on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at the deceased off-campus hostel, located at Ekosodin Village, a student town near the school.

It was gathered the late Maria, until her demise on Sunday, was a final year student in the Faculty of Education, Ugbowo campus of the institution.

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It also scooped that the deceased was hale and hearty before going to bed the previous night but failed to wake up the following day (Sunday), leaving hostel mates in rude shock.

According to sources, all efforts to resuscitate her proved abortive, as Maria was reportedly found stone-dead by co-tenants who subsequently invited her parents to the scene.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the police authorities in Edo State could not be reached for comment.

This comes barely a month after a final-year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) was shot dead in what appeared to be a cult-related killing.

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The late student popularly known as ‘Mayor’ and of the Public Administration Department, was shot in his room at Hall 3 Hostel.

He said to be a Kegite chief before he was killed.

A student who pleaded anonymity said the deceased was shot in the face at point-blank range.

The student said, “The killing of Desmond has caused panic in the school. Students are even afraid to stay in the hostel. He was shot in the face and had no chance to survive the attack.”

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