A man identified as Izuchukwu Achusim who went on a date with his girlfriend to swim in a hotel in Onitsha, Anambra has been reportedly drowned.
SP Haruna Mohammed, Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, disclosed the development in a statement made available to iBrandTV.
Mohammed stated that the 42-year-old man was suspected to be drunk, and had gone into the deep side of the pool.
According to him: “On the 15/8/2020 at about 8:30pm, there was a report at Central Police Station Onitsha that one Izuchukwu Achusim ‘m’ aged 42 years of No 35 Guest House Street, Fegge went to Lotus Garden hotel in Onitsha with his girlfriend to swim inside the swimming pool.
“However, the victim who was said to be drunk jumped into the deepest part of the pool and got drowned. The hotel manager and other guests pulled the victim out and rushed him to waterside hospital Onitsha for medical attention but he was later certified dead by a medical doctor on duty.”
He noted that the scene was visited by Police detectives and the corpse photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Haruna assured that investigation into the matter had begun, while admonishing members of the public who lack swimming skills to always take precautionary measures by using life jackets provided at the swimming pool in order to avert similar ugly incidents.