POLICE INVESTIGATE DROWNING OF A YOUNG DOCTOR IN ABAKALIKI

Reporter : AMECHI ODO

Police in Ebonyi State have commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a young doctor doing his Houseman-ship at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mrs. Loveth Odah, explained that the House Officer, whose name was given as Dr. ThankGod Odo, got drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Abakaliki.

She noted that on receiving a distress call, a dispatch team rushed to the hotel, dragged the deceased out and rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (C-MAC) of the Hospital, Dr. Richard Ewa, confirmed the death of the House Officer, noting that the deceased was celebrating his impending passing out with his mates at the hotel when the sad incident occurred.

Dr. Ewa said that the body of the House Officer had been deposited in a mortuary awaiting possible conduct of an autopsy.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the deceased was the only son of his parents and was preparing for youth service after his Houseman-ship

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