Sad story of a Ghanaian student who died in his sleep at Owen University

The deceased, Amar Amarfio was pursuing an MBA course in the Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management.

He was said to have been alright and was not showing any sign of sickness.

He was even reported to have had wonderful discussions with his friends and roommates before retiring to bed on that fateful night.

A family friend in the States, Dinah Quist, told Accra-based Joy FM that the following day, the roommate left the hostel with Amarfio still in bed but the roommate felt that was not unusual as the deceased had no lectures.

But he only realized that something was not right when he returned from school in the evening and found Amarfio lying in bed in the same posture as he saw him in the morning.

The unfortunate was that the mother of the deceased, who had spoken to her son the day before his death, did not even have the benefit of officially being told about the death.

Reports say she missed a call from a hospital in the US and rather got to know about the death of her son on social media as RIP pictures of him were all over Facebook and other social media sites.

Meanwhile, authorities at the hospital have ruled out foul play in the death of the student.

A full-scale coroner’s report is expected in the next few days, but the Ghanaian is believed to have died from a seizure.


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