FUNAI Final Year Student Drowns In Swimming Pool


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By Ruth Oginyi

 

A final year student of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike – Ikwo whose name was given as Christian has been reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at San Diego hotel, along Kpiripkiri, old Enugu Road Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

The incidence took place on the 3rd of March when he went to swim with his friends around 4:30 in the evening.

The deceased about 25 years old from Imo State was rushed to AE-FETHA 2 hospital where he was confirmed dead by medical professionals on duty and the lifeless body was deposited in the mortuary.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi State Command DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the report and explained that the manager of the hotel Mr. Austin Egbude reported the matter to the police.

She said Mr. Egbude was invited for questioning by the police but was later released adding that the parents of the deceased when they arrived Ebonyi said that they didn’t suspect any foul play and they took the corpse of their son home for burial.

She said, “One Austin Egbude, the manager of San Diego hotel reported to the police that one Christian, 25 years old from Imo State, a final year student of FUNAI got drowned in their swimming pool on the 3rd of this month at about 4:45 pm.”

“He was rushed to AE-FETHA 2 where he was confirmed dead by medical practitioners while his corpse was deposited in the mortuary. When the family arrived, they said that they didn’t suspect any foul play. They took the corpse home for burial.”

“The manager was invited for questioning and was later released, we didn’t detain him. He was actually the one who reported to the police.”


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