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Police recover Bayelsa undergraduate’s corpse from swimming pool


The Bayelsa State Police Command has evacuated a male corpse found floating in a swimming pool at an event centre in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesman for the command, Asinim Butswat.

Butswat said the corpse was identified to be a 21-year-old student of the Federal University, Otuoke, who drowned while he was with his friends in the facility on April 24.

“A team of operatives visited the scene and evacuated the corpse to the mortuary for autopsy,” he said.

According to the police spokesman, the command received a report that the lifeless body was afloat in the swimming pool on Tuesday.

Butswat said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased, Bright Akhere, 21, a student of the Department of Mathematics in the Federal University Otuoke, was with his friends at the swimming pool the previous evening, April 24 and the friends left the pool around 5pm.

“Police are on the trail of the friends who are now at large.

“Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the suspected drowning of the student.”

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