The authorities of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have confirmed the arrest of a female student, Tangsan Nansokaan Paksohot, who stabbed a male colleague and co-tenant, Julius Nember.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Rusau Village behind UNIJOS Students’ Village Hostel.
The suspect, from Chip Ward in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State and a 300 level student of English, Faculty of Arts, stabbed Nember, a 200 level student of Library Science in Faculty of Education, from Mbakor, Tarka LGA, Benue State for making noise.
It was gathered that students of the institution are currently writing their second semester examination for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The Senior Deputy Registrar (Information and Publications) in UNIJOS, Abdullahi Abdullahi and Head, Department of English, Prof. Jeff Doki, confirmed the attack to Arise News, saying the culprit has been arrested by security agencies.
“Yes, it’s true. But I can’t give you more details because this is a police matter. The student has been arrested by the police”, Abdullahi stated.
Shedding more light on the incident, Doki, a Professor of Comparative Literature, explained that the suspect took such measures after the victim played loud music with his friend while she was reading for examination.
“Trouble started when Miss Tangsan was reading for her next morning’s exam ENG 322: Research Methods. Her next door neighbor, Julius and his friends were playing music with a cacophony that was not conducive for reading. Angered by this distraction, Miss Tangsan picked up her own padlock and locked Julius with all his male friends inside Julius ‘s room,” he explained.
“When the protest from Julius and his inmates was drawing the attention of their concerned neighbors, Miss Tangsan sent her friend with the key to liberate them. When eventually they got their freedom, Julius and his friends accosted Miss Tangsan in her room demanding an explanation for their sudden imprisonment without trial. Angered for a second time, Miss Tangsan picked up her cooking knife and stabbed Julius right on the chest.
“Julius was later taken to a second rate medical personnel where the wounds were stitched up. But Julius had bled both externally and internally. He also lost a gargantuan amount of blood. By the time Julius’ friends and relations invited the police on Friday January 12 2024, his condition became worse. He almost collapsed at Katako police station and would have died if not for the professional expertise of medical Doctors at Jankwanu Hospital also known as Bingham Teaching Hospital.
“Julius’ first surgery alone yesterday (Friday) was N300,000. Together, with the Nigerian Police, the University Chief Security Officer and Exco members of NASELS (National Association of English and Literary Studies Students) and FASA (Faculty of Arts Students’ Association), we followed this incident with diligence and great concern.
“Let me put it on record that the Students’ Union body especially NASELS and FASA made immense financial contributions to Julius’ family.
“As they say information is power. It is only proper that colleagues should be properly informed so that they can make informed comments, suggestions and decisions.”