17-Year-Old Undergraduate Drowns At Hotel Pool In Abuja
A 17-Year-Old undergraduate drowned at the Dome hotel pool in abuja last weekend.
He was in the company of his friends. The friends didn’t report to the hotel management what happened nor to the deceased’s (Emmanuel Balogun) parents.
They went back to the school (University of Abuja) hostel immediately after the incident.
On Monday a young girl from University of Abuja called the mother of the deceased that they did not see Emmanuel her son in class.
She went further to tell the parents it’s like something has happened to Emmanuel and ended the call.
The mother called back the line but it was switched off. She notified her husband and they immediately placed a call to their son’s number and it was off.
They drove that Monday night to their son’s hostel but met his absence.
They now got information that a party was thrown for fresh year students over the weekend at the Dome hotel in town.
They set forth for the hotel. The hotel management told them there was a case of drowning in their hotel over the when’d & directed them to the police. The police now led them to the mortuary and it was their son.
Thursday morning, an eyewitness alongside the deceased uncle went to the police to see the CCTV footage of what transpired @ the hotel.
He narrates, “What he saw and later heard on Thurday was unbelievable. From the CCTV footage, we noticed the deceased entered the pool with 3 of his friends and around 3.33am he started struggling in the pool. His friends were all watching him until he stopped struggling and drowned.
They all left the pool immediately and one took his handset the other took his trouser and brought out the money inside the pocket and wore his shoes. They left the hotel around 4.18am according to the footage we saw.
The police went to the school and effected the arrest of the trio and management of the hotel.
At the DIG’s office Thursday afternoon, I heard something that has being giving me cold shivers all through the day and right now.
One of the boys said that he wanted to raise an alarm to save the boy but the other two boys asked him not to. That the deceased is always doing feeling fly because his father is rich, he went further to say that the other one said all the girls are always admiring the deceased so he should let him be.
This are just mere 17/18yr old boys, Watching the CCTV footage where the friends were watching him drown and collectively decided not to help because there was a time they grouped together to discuss for about a minute and from the confession of one of them is not only traumatic for me but also disheartening.
They watched their “Friend” die out of jealousy and envy.
According to them, it was the deceased that paid N2000 each as gate fee for them and also bought fish and juice which they all drank.
They are mere teenagers with that kind of heart. Be extra careful for people you call your friends.
According to the DIG, A lot of people are being murdered daily because of envy from friends.
No doubt, There are good and wonderful friends but also, know that, there are also friend-enemy everywhere.
So be extra careful and prayerful because the love of many has really waxed cold.
The young man was buried Friday amid tears according to the wishes of his parents, though his wicked friends and hotel management are still in police custody at the force headquarters as we speak.
Beware of jealous and envious friends they are more lethal and toxic than acid.