Uniuyo student drowns in hotel swimming pool — Police

May 20th, 2019

A 100 level student of Universi­ty of Uyo, identified as King­sley Etim, was said to have been drowned in the swimming pool of De Vegas Paradise Hotel in Uyo on Saturday during a pool party.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Police Public Relations Of­ficer (PPRO) in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, described the in­cident as unfortunate.

He said that the Command had commenced preliminary in­vestigation into the matter to un­ravel more facts concerning the incident, as the police did not fore­close a foul play.

He said that the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary as investigation continued to estab­lish more facts.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the incident oc­curred about 9.00 p.m. on Satur­day, adding that the deceased was found when one of his colleagues spotted the body after others had left the pool.

“When my friends and I were about leaving the venue of the par­ty to catch up with time before they lock our hostel, we heard someone had drowned in the pool.

“I was shocked because there was no sign of such and everyone had left the pool a long time be­fore then.

“No one noticed he was drowned. Maybe because it was al­ready dark and there was loud mu­sic. When he was brought out, peo­ple tried to revive him but it was all in vain,” she said.

“It was gathered that the de­ceased was later rushed to the Uni­versity of Uyo Health Centre where he was confirmed dead. (NAN)

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