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Man Drowns At Friends Birthday Party



A 20-year-old man simply identified as Chidiebere David, drowned on Thursday night in the swimming pool of a new but popular hotel on Margret Avenue, GRA, Aba in Abia State.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident on Friday.

According to the police, the deceased accompanied his friends to a birthday party in the hotel and drowned in the pool. That was exactly what happened. Ogbonna however, did not say if the police was foreclosing further investigation into the matter.

Late David, an indigene of Imo State, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after diving in the pool and dying, was not discovered immediately. NAN further gathered that when the deceased’s friends finally discovered his body in the pool, they made frantic efforts to save him but soon found out that he could not be resuscitated.

The relatives of the young man were said to have later arrived at the scene, taken his body and deposited it at a morgue close to the hotel.

An anonymous source in the hotel at the time of the incidence told NAN that the friends of the deceased were arrested and taken into custody the same night, by policemen from Aba Area Command.