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Teenage boy drowns in Ogun hotel swimming pool on Christmas day



Teenage boy drowns in Ogun hotel swimming pool on Christmas day

A 14-year-old boy, Samson Akingbade has drowned in a swimming pool of a hotel in Ijako, Sango-Ota, Ogun State on Christmas day

It was learnt that Akingbade and his friends had gone to the hotel to have fun, playing around the premises.

They were said to have extended the fun to the swimming pool section of the hotel, navigating it with glee.

Our correspondent gathered that he drowned in the process but his friends did not realise in time.

After some hours, his body was said to have floated, resulting in a pandemonium at the facility.

Sunday PUNCH reports that some angry youths blamed Akingbade’s death on poor management on the part of the operators, and attempted to vandalise the hotel.

He said, “The boy was swimming in the hotel and drowned. As a result of that, some youths stormed the hotel to foment trouble but the police responded promptly to douse the tension and restore normalcy.

“The boy went to the hotel with his friends. The problem is that the hotel does not have a lifeguard. It was an avoidable death if they had a lifeguard.”

Another source explained that the hotel was abruptly shut down to avert a riot, adding that the boy’s corpse was evacuated by the police from Sango Division.