Festive tragedy: Man found dead in hotel swimming pool in Owerri

by Isi Esene

Two people have been arrested in connection to the death of a yet to be identified man who died suddenly in the swimming pool of Concorde Hotel, Owerri.

The man was said to have hit his head on the swimming pool wall on while in the water to relax on Christmas Day.

Sources say two divers are currently in police custody helping investigations into the unfortunate incident.

Reports say he was declared dead on arrival when rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, by the doctor on duty.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Vitalis Onugu, confirmed the incident saying the report was first lodged at the New Owerri Police Division and later forwarded to the state police command headquarters.

Onugu said, “The deceased has been deposited at Aladinma Hospital mortuary, Owerri, for eventual autopsy.

“The Command is already investigating the matter with a view to ascertaining those involved in the matter,” the PPRO said.

Onugu appealed to Nigerians whose relations travelled or came to Owerri to spend the Christmas and New Year season but have not returned, to report to the public relations unit of Imo State Police Command for assistance.

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