A lover man, 43, has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool while having a fun time with his girlfriend at an Onitsha surburb, Anambra State. The man, identified by the police as Izu Achuziam, of 35, Guest House Street, Fegge, Onitsha, met his end at the premises of Lotus Garden Hotel, Onitsha, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, and the incident was reported at the Central Police Station, Onitsha, at about 8:30 pm.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the victim was apparently drunk at the time of the incident, prompting him to jump into the deepest part of the pool and wasn’t able to swim to safety and consequently got drowned.
Mohammed said the alarm raised by onlookers attracted the hotel manager and other guests who pulled him out, and later rushed him to Waterside Hospital there in Onitsha, where he gave up the ghost, adding that “the scene was immediately visited by police detectives, and the corpse photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
While investigation continues to ascertain any possible hidden details, Mohammed used the opportunity to warn members of public who are not adept in swimming, to endeavour to make use of the live jackets usually provided at swimming pools, to avoid similar incident.
Meanwhile, the accompanying girlfriend was said to have disappeared immediately it was obvious that a tragedy had struck.
Pix: The victim’s corpse