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UNIZIK graduate escaping prankster’s tricycle theft dies, good friend hospitalised

A contemporary graduate of the Department of Quantity Surveying, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Ifunanya Miracle, aka Bliss, has misplaced her life throughout an try to flee a yet-to-be-identified prankster’s theft on the premises of the varsity within the Awka space of Anambra State.

Ifunanya’s good friend, recognized merely as Peace, a scholar within the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, who was additionally concerned within the theft, sustained various levels of harm and was mentioned to have been rushed to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital for therapy.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Ifunanya, throughout her research, engaged within the enterprise of Point-of-Sale operations on the premises of the varsity.

The graduate was mentioned to have closed her enterprise for the day on Sunday, June 9, 2024, and boarded a tricycle together with Peace to a vacation spot.

The duo have been mentioned to be on their manner when a passenger, who sat beside them, allegedly tried to rob them of their valuables.

A scholar of the varsity, who doesn’t need to be talked about in print for concern of victimisation, advised our correspondent that in a determined try to flee the theft, the 2 college students jumped out of the transferring tricycle, including that whereas Peace sustained accidents, Miracle was unfortunate as she hit her head on the bottom through the try to flee the operation.

The scholar mentioned, “Miracle simply graduated from the college and does a Point-of-Sale operation within the college. The incident occurred round 7 pm on June 9, 2024. She does her PoS enterprise on the entrance of my residence.

“She normally packed her enterprise stuff below the staircase in our compound and the stuff remains to be there. She packed it and put it again there within the night. But abruptly, we simply heard that she was lifeless.

“We have been like how; she nonetheless dropped her stuff below the staircase of our compound on Monday. From what we gathered, she was on a transferring tricycle along with her good friend when a fellow passenger, ordered them to provide him their telephones.

“While trying to escape, Miracle jumped out of the tricycle and hit her head on the road and by the time she was rushed to the hospital, she had died. Her friend, who also jumped out of the tricycle sustained injuries and she is still in hospital.”

Another scholar mentioned the person, who ordered the victims to give up their property, later claimed that he was pranking them, including that unconfirmed reviews indicated that the person had reported himself to the police.

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The scholar mentioned, “We heard the man has reported himself on the police station and claimed it was a prank. How can he be pranking somebody on a transferring tricycle? After the incident, we’ve not heard something. This woman (Miracle) simply died due to the carelessness of some individuals who claimed to be pranksters.

“It might be that he needed to rob and when he noticed the end result of his motion, he modified the argument to pranking due to what occurred. The college has not mentioned something in regards to the case. The indisputable fact that the varsity has not addressed it’s a concern. The lady simply did her convocation.

“The girl who died is Ifunanya Miracle, also known as Bliss, and she was a student in the Department of Quantity Surveying. Her friend’s name is Peace, in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry. She was hospitalised after the incident.”

The spokesperson for the varsity, Dr Emmanuel Ojukwu, when contacted for a response, confirmed the incident.

The case was adjourned till July 10, 2024, for additional listening to.

The spokesperson for the varsity, Dr Emmanuel Ojukwu, when contacted on Monday, confirmed the case and famous that the prankster, a final-year scholar of the varsity, would face disciplinary measures after Miracle had been buried.

He mentioned, “The college is totally conscious of the incident. It was not a theft however a really costly prank. The college students have been advised to convey their telephones however they didn’t comprehend it was a prank. So, they jumped, one died and one survived.

“The households of the victims and that of the final-year scholar who pranked the victims have held a gathering with us and it was established that it was a prank.

“The households have reached some settlement and we wish the method of the burial to happen earlier than the scholar that pranked them will face disciplinary measures.

“It was an unfortunate incident; the school regrets it, the student who pranked them regrets it and the family of the concerned student will take responsibility for the funeral of the dead victim and the hospital bill of the other student. We use this opportunity to warn students to avoid expensive pranks that lead to death, the person will face the music.”

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