Elizabeth Choto (27) from Zimbabwe and also a student studying at Cyprus International University (CIU), committed suicide in her apartment on Saturday because her Nigerian boyfriend, studying at the same institution with her, got her pregnant and denied responsibility immediately.
A fellow Zimbabwe student at the university who claimed anonymity said:
“I know Choto because we are in the same union of Zimbabweans studying at CIU.
“We were the first to know of her death and we were running around as fellow countrymen. What happened is that she had a misunderstanding with her Nigerian boyfriend after she informed him that she was pregnant. The boyfriend immediately broke up with her and denied responsibility. She committed suicide in her hostel.”
CIU confirmed the incident through its blog ciuconnect.blogspot.com saying:
“A Cyprus International University female Zimbabwe student Miss Elizabeth Choto has committed suicide. It has been confirmed that the student was resident in CIU apartment A2 Block.“We urge all students to remain calm as the police is investigating the true cause of her death. An autopsy is currently on going on her body and an official statement will be released by the University International Centre tomorrow Saturday 5th October, 2016.”
CIU Nigerian Students’ Union president Ifeoluwa Wole-Wosho confirmed the tragic incident Posting on his Facebook page, that:
“The events of today weighed heavily upon my heart. Today, in CIU we lost a colleague, a friend and sister Miss Elizabeth Choto. I do not intend to speculate about the cause of her death. I would just like to send my condolences to her family, her friends and all the Zimbabwean community at CIU.I speak for all Nigerian students at CIU when I say we mourn with you.”
He also said there was need for Africans in the Diaspora to treat each other with respect and as family.The university also said they will keep the general public posted.