A 20-year-old boy, Chidiebere David, has reportedly died inside a swimming pool of a new popular hotel in Margret Avenue, GRA Aba, Abia State.
The incident as gathered by our reporter took place on Thursday night when the deceased and his friends said to be numbering over 16 went to the hotel to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
The deceased who hails from Imo State met his untimely death at the pool during the party with his friends without anyone realizing it earlier enough. He has been deposited at a nearby morgue. Saturday Telegraph learnt that efforts made by his friends and other persons including security unit of the hotel to rescue him were unsuccessful. Aside the fact that he drowned in the pool, further link to the cause of his death remained unknown as at when filling this report.
A source within the hotel told our reporter that the remaining friends of the deceased were moved to police custody same night at Aba Area Command. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Abia State Police Command, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident. “The boy is about 20 years old. His name is Chidiebere David. He accompanied his friends for a birthday party in the hotel and got drowned there. That was a exactly what happened.”
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