What was supposed to be time out at a popular hotel in Benin turned to tragedy on Monday as a 25-year old man got drowned in the hotel swimming pool.
The deceased whose identity was disclosed as Sunday Patrick drowned in the hotel owned by a popular transporter cum unionist.
Sunday who was rushed to the hospital was confirmed dead by a team of doctors who desperately tried to revive him.
The deceased had reportedly gone to the hotel situated in uptown Benin but got submerged and drowned before first aid could be administered.
A staff at the hotel who would not want his name in print lamented that the incident which happened at about 6.30 in the evening was unfortunate and shocking.
He said that some panicking co-workers of the hotel quickly closed and ran away to avoid the wrath of Sunday’s family members and being arrested by policemen.
It was gathered that the Manager of the hotel was detained for questioning.
The Edo State Police spokesman, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed that the mother of the deceased, Mrs Rose Patrick reported the incident at about 7 pm on the fateful day.
Nwabuzor, a deputy superintendent of police said an investigation into the death was on.
@ Nigerian Tribune