By CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—Two persons have been arrested by Imo Police Command for questioning in connection with the alleged sudden and unnatural death of a man in the swimming pool of Concorde Hotel, Owerri.
Vanguard investigations revealed that the deceased, whose names and addresses remained unknown at press time, hit his head on the walls of the hotel swimming pool as he was having a good time in the pool.
Some workers of the hotel equally told Vanguard that the man was initially spotted in the Bush Bar section of the hotel before ending up in the swimming pool.
The workers also affirmed that two divers (names withheld) had been arrested and were currently helping the police in their investigation into the ugly Christmas day incident.
Vanguard also gathered that the man was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, and confirmed dead on arrival by the doctor on duty.
Confirming this development to Vanguard in Owerri, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Vitalis Onugu, said the report was first lodged at the New Owerri Police Division and later forwarded to the state police command headquarters.
“The deceased has been deposited at Aladinma Hospital mortuary, Owerri, for eventual autopsy.
“The Command is already investigating the matter with a view to ascertaining those involved in the matter,” the PPRO said.
Onugu appealed to Nigerians whose relations travelled or came to Owerri to spend the Christmas and New Year season but have not returned, to report to the public relations unit of Imo State Police Command for assistance.