Two 200-level students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Ikwuano local government area have been found dead in their room.
Their friends and roommates identified the deceased as Decency and Victor.
It was gathered Decency, the incumbent Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Students Union Government (SUG) was seeking re-election for the post.
It was gathered the neighbors raised the alarm, leading to the breaking into their apartment before their bodies were discovered.
Victor was said to have vomited blood while Decency was said to have had white substance in his nose, fueling speculations they may be victims of food poisoning.
The sources said they were found dead the following morning after they ate the food.
When contacted, the PRO of MOUAU, Adanma Odefa confirmed the incident.
“We don’t know anything about eating food and the bike man. All we know is that we found two students dead in their rooms, that is we know. I don’t know where you are getting the eating of food and the bike man story; I don’t even have this information,’’ he said.
Asked if there has been any medical report on the cause of their death, Odefa said “The police have taken their bodies to the morgue and anything left is for the parents of the deceased. We have informed the families, so we are not talking about this.”
Abia Police spokesman Geoffery Ogbonna was yet to pick calls or reply text messages on the incident.