Two 200th grade students from Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Tobiloba Daniel and Arewa Abayomi, have been found dead in their room at a hostel outside the institution’s premises.

PUNCH Metro discovered that Daniel and Abayomi were studying for the ongoing exam at the institution when they decided to go to the hostel to continue preparations for their exams the next day.

However, things took a different turn when their colleagues found that the duo failed their exams the next day and were not seen on campus for three days.

Hampered by the development, after searching unsuccessfully for them on the school grounds, the colleagues went to their room in the hostel to check on them.

Upon entering the room, the colleagues are said to have found the lovers naked and lifeless on the bed.

Our correspondent was informed that the school board was immediately informed of the development and the police department in the area, after being informed, detailed police officers to evacuate the corpses to the morgue.

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One student, speaking in confidence, said the lovers had not been seen on campus for three days, adding that after their bodies were discovered at the hostel, students began to suspect they had been poisoned.

The student said: “We suspect they are lovers and we became concerned when they were not seen for three days during the ongoing exam at the university and also in their class.

“When some of their friends got to their hostel outside the school, they found them both dead and naked. But we suspect it is a case of poison.”

A photo in the possession of our correspondents showed Daniel and Abayomi lying lifeless on the bed. They were both naked, but with a duvet covering Daniel, Ayobami was half-naked.

Commenting on the development, the director, University Relations, Dr. Saeedat Aliyu, who confirmed the incident, that university security had not yet given official details about the sad development.

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“As of now (Tuesday morning) we have no official details about the incident. We don’t even know their names, but I heard about the incident. Security has not released any information about the victims, but I believe they are still working on it.”

State police public relations officer SP Okesanmi Ajayi confirmed the incident but said the commando had launched an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the students’ deaths.

He said an autopsy would be performed on their corpses to determine the cause of the incident.

Ajayi said: “Police were informed that two young students were found dead in their room at an off-campus hostel. We went there and they were confirmed dead by doctors.

“I wasn’t there, but from the photo I saw, the man was covered and the lady was sleeping half-covered face down. The naked corpses were taken to hospital for autopsy. We are still investigating the cause of the incident.”

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