A final year law student of the Delta State University DELSU Tenumah Jeffery Omatseyi Drowns In Hotel Swimming Pool 2 Weeks To Graduation.
A final year law student of the Delta State University (DELSU) Oleh campus, identified as Tenumah Jeffery Omatseyi, has drowned in a hotel swimming pool.
The incident occurred on Friday, November 6, at Graceland Hotel in Irri, Isoko South Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased who hailed from Warri, was set to graduate in two weeks. A photo posted online shows blood stains all over his body.
Confirming the incident, President of Student Union Government of DELSU Oleh campus, Innocent, demanded investigation into the death of their colleague, adding that statements made by the hotel management and the police are conflicting.
“We want to know how our colleague died. Jeffery is to graduate in a few weeks’ time but suddenly lost his life in a hotel swimming pool. All students should stay away from that hotel.” he said.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident on Monday, November 9, said the student was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed death by a doctor.
“Yes, a young boy , who they later found out to be a student, died at the swimming pool. They said he came to swim and unfortunately drowned in the pool . By the time he was rushed to a hospital, doctor confirmed him dead.” said the PPRO.
Meanwhile, friends, classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. In his tribute, Edafeyivwotu Famous Onoriode, said he had been eagerly looking forward to congratulating on his graduation after 9 years of toiling. Edafeyivwotu wrote:
“Jephizzy Pere-Owei like you always said “DEATH IS A DEBT OWED FOR LIFE IS BORROWED” You left too early. I’ve been struck in unfathtomable awe as to how and why you left so so soon my brother my friend. I’m supposed to write a congratulatory post for you next two weeks upon your graduation as a law student after 9 years of toiling and struggling same way I did on your birthday October 26th this year. Tenumah Omatseye Jeffrey you left too early. Jeff your sun rose too early. How do you expect your mum, Jennifer and the host of us you left behind without a notice to cope? Jephizzy if it’s possible please come back if not sit majestically at the right hand side of God D Father till the Resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more.
Tenumah Jeffrey Omatseye