Tragedy as a final year law student of the Delta state university, Oleh campus identified as Jeffery Omatseyi reportedly got drowned in Graceland Hotel swimming poll, Irri in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Legit9ja learnt that tragic incident occurred on Friday has thrown the entire university community into mourning.
It was also learnt that students from the faculty of law of the university on Saturday held a candlelight procession for the deceased.
The President of Student Union Government of DELSU Oleh campus, O. Innocent demanded investigation into the incident while expressing pain over the sudden death of the student.
He maintained that the accounts of the hotel management and the police on the tragedy were conflicting, adding that an Ijaw indigene could not have died in a swimming pool of two feet.
Innocent said, “We want to know how our colleague died. Jeffery is to graduate in a few weeks’ time, but suddenly lost his life in a hotel swimming pool. All students should stay away from that hotel.”
Another student of the school who is a 500-level law student identified as Emeni Fidel said, “Jeffery was a friend and was popular among the students. The circumstances surrounding his death are not known, which is why justice must be done.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.
She said, “Yes, a young boy, who they later found out to be a student, died at the swimming pool.
“They said he came to swim and unfortunately drowned in the pool. By the time he was rushed to a hospital, a doctor confirmed him dead.”