By Sunny A. David
A 42-year-old man identified as Izuchukwu Achusim has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in a hotel in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The deceased was said to have gone to the hotel with his girlfriend where they allegedly took a lot of alcoholic drinks.
It was gathered that the victim plunged into the deepest part of the pool.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, said it happened around 8.30pm on Saturday.
He said the victim’s corpse had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.
Mr. Mohammed added, “On August 15 at about 8.30pm, there was a report at Central Police Station Onitsha that one Izuchukwu Achusim , 42, of No. 35 Guest House Street, Fegge, Onitsha went to Lotus Garden Hotel in Onitsha with his girlfriend.
“However, 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 death by a Medical Doctor on duty.
“Scene was visited by Police detectives and corpse photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
The PPRO said investigation was ongoing on the matter to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
He enjoined members of the public who lacked swimming skills to always take precautionary measures by using life jackets in order to avert similar incidents.