By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A final year student of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Mr. Precious Omordia, has been reportedly drowned while swimming at the Okotie River, Resort in the university community.
A 400-level student of the Department of Physiology was said to have gone to river on Saturday with friends when the unfortunate incident happened.
AUTHENTIC News Daily learnt that the deceased drowned at 1pm but he corpse was discovered on Sunday after search by neighbours.
The Director of Information of DELSU Student Union Government (SUG), Mr. Emetenjor Friday Maduabuchi confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
Maduabuchi’s statement read, “The Student Union Government is very sad to announce the death of Precious, a 400 Level student of the Department of Physiology.
“He was reported dead at Okotie River in Abraka this evening. We sympathize with every Delsuites, especially his faculty, department, friends and family. May his dear soul rest in God’s bossom.
“We therefore beckon on every student of the Delta State University, to steer clear from rivers, especially the ones in Abraka. Please, steer clear.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, also confirmed the incident when contacted on Monday.
The police boss said, “yes, it’s confirmed. It is true that a student died”.