A 400 level Optometry student of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, Francis Chibuike, was reported to have, last the weekend, jumped down from a three-story building and died at the spot.
Reports said Chibuike had allegedly taken a hard drug known as ‘Colorado’ and was unable to contain its high effects on him.
When the effects of the drug were much on Chibuike, who hailed from Imo State, his friends around were said to have locked him inside the room and went in search of ‘garri’ to give him as a tranquiliser, in order to help him come back to his right senses.
However, before the friends could return, Chibuike reportedly forced himself out of the room, went through the balcony, thinking that he was on the ground floor, and jumped down from a three-storey building, popularly known as ‘Favour Lodge’ and died instantly.
A security officer attached to the institution, who confirmed the incident to journalists, described it as one of the regrettable consequences of hard drugs.
He said the deceased student drugged himself and told his friends that he was going out only for him to jump out from the window.
He said he was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The security officer said that the parents of the student had already come to identify him and carried the corpse after meeting with the police.
Abia State police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, said although he heard about the incident, had not received any official report.