#LifeInUnilag: Police arrest 4 Unilag students for trying to exhume Eniola Jacobs’ corpse


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Four friends of Eniola Jacobs, The student who died from an intake of a pest control chemical were recently caught by the police trying to exhume the corpse of their colleague.

The Lagos state has begun investigation into the cause of his death The Ogun state police command has confirmed the arrest of four students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for allegedly acting suspicious at the graveside of a colleague, Eniola Jacobs, who died from an intake of a pest control chemical, Sniper.

Confirming the arrest, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the state public relations officer stated that the students wanted to exhume the corpse for resurrection. According to SaharaReporters, the arrested persons identified as Adeboye Timothy, Aramowo Stephen, Awe-Obe Raphael and Iwerima Jacob are said to be members, along with the deceased, of the Cherubim and Seraphim campus fellowship‎.

“We arrested the students at the graveside when they insisted they wanted to exhume the corpse for resurrection,” Ajejobi said. The PPRO said the action was unacceptable to the parents and also appeared strange to the police. He stated that the students were being detained at the criminal investigations department of the Eleweran division in Abeokuta,  the state capital. Jacobs died Sunday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital while being treated with toxin intake. Colleagues of the deceased,  who were at the scene of the incident, said a bottle of Pepsi and a container bearing the chemical were found in his bag shortly after the incident, which took place at the library of the faculty of education. “His screams were coming from the Education Library. He got assistance and was taken to the Alpha Base from where he was moved to the hospital,” a classmate said.

The deceased was said to have shouted “sniper…sniper..!” while hurrying out of the library and calling for help. Meanwhile, there has been unconfirmed reports that cult members forced him to take the sniper while his colleagues said he could have taken the action out of acute depression. “He missed the opportunity to register his courses during his first year and had been worried about it at some point,” a member of his department said. Jacobs, a 300 level student of Microbiology, said his mates, was doing well in his studies despite the problem he had in his first year. The Lagos state police command has begun an investigation into the allegation that he was forced by some cult members to take the toxic substance.

Source; NAIJ

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