Barnabas Otu, student of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) has drowned in a swimming pool hours after his matriculation.
The 100 level student who gained admission to study Urban and Regional planning had his matriculation on Monday February 24, 2020.
However, he drowned in the swimming pool at the resort where he went to celebrate with friends.
A source who spoke to Daily Post confirmed that the unfortunate incident took place at Orange Resort, Akai Efa in Calabar Municipality local government area.
“A group of CRUTECH students went to Orange Resort to swim after their Matriculation and that was how one of them (Otu) drowned.
“People were saying the guy was drunk, but what really transpired is still uncertain as the friends refused to say anything,”
According to the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Police stopped the deceased’s parents from carrying his corpse.
“May be the police or relevant security agencies are investigating the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death but his body has been deposited at the morgue at General Hospital Calabar”
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When newsmen contacted Mr. Onen Onen. spokesperson of the Cross River Police Command, he confirmed the incident but could not provide further details on the case.
“The information is true, but I don’t have many details now because I travelled, when I come back, I am going to compile a report on that”