Popo Precious, a student of the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), Warri, Delta state is reported to have drowned in a boat mishap on Friday, October 1st.
The late precious who is said to be a Marine Engineering Cadet, Tamar 3 student lost is life along side a caterer attached to the institution.
According to reports the deceased boarded a private boat instead of the school boat which they already paid for as part of their fees. Survivors of the incident stated that the boat capsized with passengers who were not wearing life jackets on board.
The deceased student Precious Popo, an Ijaw by tribe, was said to have been buried by his family on Friday evening while the corpse of the caterer was deposited at the Warri Central Hospital.
An official of the University who confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday, October 3, said that the boat driver has been arrested by operatives of Marine Police.
“They boarded a private boat against the school rule that students and staff should only make use of school owned boats and any other provided by management to ferry students to Warri,” the official said.
“It was on their way going that the boat capsized. Unfortunately, one of our students and caterer drowned in the process. We don’t know exactly what happened but the boat driver is already answering questions from police. The school has never recorded a case of boat mishap since we commenced academic activities.” he added.