A 300-level law student of Imo State University, Owerri, Kingsley Chiwueze, has been found dead, five days after he went missing.
Chiwueze was on Monday declared missing after efforts made to find him proved abortive.
The deceased who was involved in student unionism hailed from Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
According to report, Chiwueze had two weeks ago made his intention known to vie for the office of senate president of the National Association of Imo State Students.
The president of the Students’ Union of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, confirmed the development to on Sunday.
He informed that the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri, on Sunday.
He said that the students stormed the mortuary and the attendant told them that the corpse was allegedly deposited by the management of St Joseph Hospital, Wetheral, Owerri.
The student leader said, “The attendant told us that his corpse was brought by people from St Joseph hospital, Whetheral. We will go to the hospital to find out how they took custody of the student.
When contacted, IMSU spokesperson, Ralph Njokuobi, said that he would communicate with the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Peter Akah, about the incident.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said he had not been briefed.