A 20-year-old man reportedly drowned at his friend’s birthday party which he turned up for, at a popular hotel on Margret Avenue, GRA, Aba in Abia.
The young man who drowned at his friend’s birthday party with no one realizing until sometime later, went with his friends who were over 16 in number to the hotel to celebrate the birthday of one of them.
NAN reported that friends of the deceased, made frantic efforts to save him after they discovered that he had died. While friends of the deceased were arrested and taken into custody same night by policemen from Aba Area Command, relatives of the young man from Imo State arrived at the scene later, took his body and deposited it a morgue close to the hotel.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said;
“The man is about 20 years old. His name is Chidiebere David. He accompanied his friends to a birthday party in the hotel and got drowned there. That was exactly what happened.’’
However the police spokesperson didn’t reveal if the police were conducting further investigations into the matter.