An Auchi Polytechnic student identified as Bacon Mercy, reportedly died in her sleep some days ago and the incident has left her friends, loved ones and family members in tears.
It was gathered that the deceased was an ND2 student of Hospitality management department. While online sources claim that the Auchi Polytechnic student was down with an illness before her death, others alleged that she died in a mysterious circumstance.
Friends of the deceased have also penned down tributes to her on social media.
Few months ago, an Auchi Polytechnic student identified as Miss Uloko Laurenta Apaume, was also in the news after she was allegedly killed by a stray bullet from a vigilante, who was meant to protect them during their graduation party.
The party, it was gathered, was put together by the students to celebrate the successful completion of their programmes in the institution. It was learned that Uloko, a Banking and Finance graduate, along with other students, after writing their last paper on Thursday, invited members of the community’s vigilante group, as part of the tradition, to help secure the place for a peaceful party. An eyewitness disclosed that one of the vigilante members, in the mood of celebration, shot into the air, but no bullet came out.
The eyewitness said: “But as the vigilante was lowering the gun to know why the bullet failed to come out, it discharged and accidentally hit the girl, one of the celebrants.”
The development was said to have caused panic, as the celebrating students scampered for safety. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, who confirmed the incident, said it was clearly a misadventure and not intentional killing.
According to him, “the vigilante men, according to the report of the Divisional Police Officer on ground, had been invited by the students for the night party.
“It was clearly a misadventure; it was not an intentional killing as there is no record of any sort that there had been malice between the late student, or any student for that matter, and the vigilante men. So, the vigilante man had an accidental discharge so to say, while the celebration was on.”