Undergraduates, Burnt to Death. Another Dies in Hotel Room

Two female undergraduate siblings have been burnt to death following a midnight inferno that razed their hostel in Agbor, Delta State.

The two girls were students of College of Education, Agbor and were among those living in a private hostel adjacent the college.

Their names were given as Favour and Ndidi from Obiaruku in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.

According to an eyewitness, “the unfortunate incident occurred while they were sleeping in the hostel. The fire started at about midnight unknown to neighbors that the two girls were in their rooms.” The cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained but it was gathered that men of the state fire service were called in for rescue operation after the havoc had been done.

The two corpses were deposited at the Central Hospital, Agbor.

In another incident, a 21-year-old final year female student of the Benue State University, BSU, Joan Adaaku, has been reportedly found dead in a hotel room located in the heart of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Impeccable sources who craved anonymity disclosed that the Economics undergraduate had checked into Savannah Guest House at about 7 a.m. after paying N2, 000 for a room.

According to the source, “She actually arrived the hotel alone and after undertaking some check-in formalities she entered the room and locked herself up.

“She never came out of her room again either to ask for food or any other things. So, at exactly 6 p.m., a room attendant knocked on her door to find out if she was interest in being attended to by room service.

“Her silence aroused suspicion and the room attendant, who repeated his call to the room at 8pm without reply, alerted the manager on duty.

“It was at that point that the management alerted the Police who moved in and broke into the room and discovered the lifeless body of the lady in a position that suggested she was making a call before her death.

It was gathered that the deceased had on her a small purse which contained a Bible, rosary and N8, 200. A bottle of water and a bottle of soft drink were also discovered in the room.

Contacted, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent, DSP, Daniel Ezeala who confirmed the incident said investigation into the matter had commenced.

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