Less than two months after three students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) were found dead after taking tramadol and other harmful drugs, a graduate of the University has drowned in a hotel swimming pool.
The victim, a Microbiology graduate identified as Stephen Igwilo, died in a hotel in one of the host communities.
According to reports Igwilo who was among the last batch of graduates of the institution, went swimming in a swimming pool in a hotel located at Eziobodo before the unfortunate incident.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mrs. Uche Bright-Nwaelue, confirmed the incident, adding that Igwilo was among the last graduating students of the institution.
Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, a Superintendent of Police, said he was yet to be officially briefed, but promised to investigate.