A student of the Rivers State University whose name was simply given as Emmanuel, has reportedly drowned in the school’s swimming pool while swimming out with his friends.
News reaching Taculia 9Ja has it that the 100-level student went with his friends to swim at the Olympic-size swimming pool in the Sports Complex, Abuja Campus of the University, but in the process of swimming he got drowned and all efforts to rescue him by his 3 friends proved abortive.
Due to the incidence, the school management has placed a ban on people swimming in the pool.
Reacting to the sad event, the spokesman for the university, Sam Kpenu, confirmed that the corpse of the victim have since been deposited at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital mortuary.
Further development relating to the incidence has it that two of Emmanuel’s friends have been arrested by the police for questioning.
In reaction to the incident in another statement, the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Prof. Owunari George says that henceforth, the swimming pool would only be open for professional uses.
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