Man Drowns While Swimming In Ogun Hotel

Daud Olatunji

Tragedy struck in Ogijo, Sagamu local government area of Ogun State, when a  man identified as Usman reportedly drowned while swimming in a pool at one property Hotel in the area.

The Ogun State police command confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Omolola Odutola,said a friend of Usman, Emmanuel Olaitan, had reported the drowning case on Thursday, September 28, 2023  at about 3pm.

According to Odutola, Olaitan told the police that “he and his friend, known as Usman, went for a picnic at Popoterry Hotel in Ogijo. Tragically, Usman drowned while swimming in the pool.”

It was gathered that Usman was taken to a hospital where hr was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

“Following the incident, Usman’s body was taken to Oladayo Hospital, where the attending doctor officially declared him deceased,” Odutola explained. 

She added that the remains of the deceased have been transferred to Jas Mortuary for autopsy. 

“The police have initiated an investigation into the incident to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the drowning,” it was said.

In another development, Odutola disclosed that police operatives at Gateway Trailer Park  Division have on Thursday recovered an abandoned vehicle during their routine patrol, along the toll gate via Lagos Ibadan expressway. 

The abandoned Toyota Corolla Car with grey color and registration number GGE 681, had been safely towed it to the police station for custody and safekeeping. 

“Members of the public with vital information about the abandoned vehicle or the drowning incident should come forward and cooperate with the Divisional Police Officer in order to facilitate a thorough investigation and ensure justice is served,” Odutola said.

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