Fatile Emmanuel, a 300-Level undergraduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has drowned in a swimming pool located inside a hotel he had gone to revel with his friends. The deceased student was reading Pharmacy until his death.
AdeyemI Yusuf, president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students, OAU branch, said Fatile swam without a life jacket despite not known how to swim.
“We learnt that three of our students that were friends went to a hotel to swim. They were done already, but the deceased entered again to swim alone and drowned.
“The other students called for help, but the people around could not also swim. When the lifeguard came, he tried to rescue him, but it was late already.
“The doctor said he was brought to the hospital exactly 05.10pm as a ‘lifeless body.’ After leaving the hospital, we went to the mortuary to confirm that he is dead.”
aid, “The police are aware already. The parents are also around from Akure to identify his body. Police have arrested two of our students and the lifeguard for interrogation.
“We are in touch with police to ensure that our students are not wrongly accused or maltreated. The police want the doctor to do postmortem, after which the students will be released,” Yusuf said.
The police said the matter was being investigated.