Undergraduate drowns in Calabar

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Nsa Gil, Calabar

A first year student of, (CRUTECH), Barnabas Out, has drowned in a swimming pool in Calabar while partying with friends after matriculation on Wednesday.

Otu gained admission into the Department of Urban and Regional planning, faculty of Engineering in the University.

The Matriculation event for the first year student held on Monday.

According to a source, who spoke under anonymity, the incident occurred at Orange Resort, Akai Efa in Calabar Municipality local government area on the same day of the CRUTECH Matriculation.

It was gathered that a group of CRUTECH students went to Orange Resort to swim after their matriculation where Otu drowned.

The source said: “People were saying the guy was drunk but what really transpired is still uncertain as the friends refused to say anything.

“The family wanted to carry his corpse to their hometown in Ugep, Yakurr local government area of the state for burial but the police has come into the case and the body has been deposited at the morgue at General Hospital Calabar”.

The Public Relations Officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen confirmed the incident.

He said: “The information is true, but I don’t have many details now because I travelled, when I come back, I am going to compile a report on that”.