September 26, 2021

Rivers varsity student drowns in UNIPORT’s pool

A student of the Rivers State University (RSU) simply identified as Emmanuel has reportedly drowned in the swimming pool of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).

The deceased, a 100-level student, who hailed from Ogun State was said to have gone with three of his friends to swim in the Olympic-size pool at the sports complex but drowned while swimming.

The police were said to have visited the scene and took two of his friends to Choba Police Station for questioning.

The remains of the deceased were reportedly deposited at the mortuary of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.

The management of UNIPORT immediately placed a ban on pleasure swimming at the facility.

The spokesperson of the university, Sam Kpenu, who confirmed the development, said that the remains had been deposited at the mortuary.

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