20-year-old Chidiebere David, drowned on Thursday night in the swimming pool of a popular hotel on Margret Avenue, GRA, Aba in Abia, during a friend’s birthday party.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia, Geoffrey Ogbonna who confirmed the incident, “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’’.
The deceased went with his friends who were over 16 in number to the hotel to celebrate the birthday of one of them. Chidiebere who hailed from Imo died at the pool with no one realising that he had drowned until it was too late.
The relatives of the young man were said to have later arrived at the scene, taken his body and deposited at a morgue close to the hotel and friends of the deceased were arrested and taken into custody same night by policemen from Aba Area Command.