A 42-year-old man identified as Izuchukwu Achusim who went with his girlfriend, name unknown, to swim in a hotel in Onitsha on Saturday has reportedly drowned.
Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed disclosing this to journalists in a press release said the man was suspected to be drunk, and had gone into the deep side of the pool, easing to his fate.
Haruna said, “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 girl friend 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 added 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.