A 42-year-old man recognized as Izuchukwu Achusim, drowned on the Lotus Backyard resort in Onitsha, Anambra state at about eight.30pm on Saturday, August 15.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, stated Izuchukwu, a resident of quantity 35 Guesthouse road in Fegge, visited the resort to swim together with his girlfriend.
”Nonetheless, the sufferer who was stated to be drunk jumped into the deepest a part of the pool and obtained drowned. The resort supervisor and different company pulled the sufferer out and rushed him to waterside hospital Onitsha for medical consideration however he was later licensed demise by a medical Physician on responsibility” Haruna stated in an announcement launched
Haruna stated the police was instantly alerted and the physique was photographed and deposited on the hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
The police spokesperson stated the case is beneath investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. He appealed to members of the general public who lacked swimming abilities to at all times take precautionary measures through the use of life jackets supplied on the swimming pool with the intention to avert related ugly incidents.