Choto committed suicide on November 4th by hanging herself in her apartment at the institution following a misunderstanding with her unidentified Nigerian boyfriend over pregnancy.
The boyfriend allegedly refused to take responsibility and broke up with her immediately. CIU confirmed the incident;
“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 ongoing on her body and an official statement will be released by the University International Centre tomorrow Saturday 5th October, 2016. We will keep the general public posted.”
A Zimbabwean student at the university who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Choto fell pregnant to her Nigerian boyfriend, but he immediately denied responsibility when she informed him prompting the woman to take her own life.
“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,” said the source.