This morning, The Guardian newspaper published an article claiming that a hotel manager and another employee in Enugu have been arrested by the police over the death of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member on Saturday evening. in the hotel’s swimming pool at Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Council of the state.
The Corpers’ identity is yet to be revealed. According to this report the Corper allegedly got drowned at the swimming pool of the Hotel De Oranzi Resort, Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Council, during a picnic with his friends, but was later rushed to a hospital in Amaku Awka, where doctors pronounced dead.
Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), has confirmed to the media that the workers were being held for refusing to report the incident to the police which has arisen suspicion. He stressed that till now, the workers have not revealed the identity of the deceased corps member which is an indication that they might be trying to conceal the act.
He said, “We have commenced full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged drowning of a corps member at the hotel swimming pool. We gathered that the deceased had gone to celebrate with other NYSC members for completing their service year, when one of them allegedly got drowned and was later rescued before being rushed to General Hospital Amaku Awka but was confirmed dead on arrival by the doctor on duty” Amaraizu added.
He stated that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary, stressing that efforts were being intensified to establish the full identity of the victim.
May his Soul Rest In Peace.
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