A young doctor, ThankGod Odo, reportedly drowned in the swimming pool of a popular hotel in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state.
The deceased was until his death an officer of the medical house performing his cleaning with the Federal University Hospital Alex Ekwueme, Abakaliki.
He would have rounded off his mandate by one year and was due to sign on Friday December 11 or Saturday December 12.
The incident happened on Thursday, December 10, when the Ebonyi State University graduate came to the hotel to swim with his friends.
It was understood that Odo, said to be a good swimmer, was teaching his friends to swim on the same day when he suddenly drowned.
The chairman of the hospital’s medical advisory committee, Dr Ewa Richard, who confirmed the sad incident, said Odo was cleaning up the hospital for a year and was due to graduate for his National Youth Service Corps .
“Dr ThankGod is one of the dedicated and hardworking house attendants. Most of them will finish on the 12th which is tomorrow and I’m sure he would have been among those who finish today or tomorrow because they started signing up to go to the next level which is national service, ”said Richard.
“If he had finished this year today or tomorrow, he would have chosen to be a staff member because we signed it. We don’t have any information on what killed him, but what we heard was that he went on a date with his friends to one of the hotels in town and that he was swimming with other people and the next thing he was drowning and eventually they took him to the hospital but by the time they got to the hospital he was already dead. His body was deposited in the morgue. he added.
Ebonyi State Police Command spokesperson Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased was confirmed dead in hospital.
“The DPO B division reported that on December 10 at 5 p.m. there was a distress call from a hotel indicating that a doctor had drowned in a swimming pool and had rushed there. and the doctor was taken away but unfortunately when he arrived at the hospital a colleague on duty confirmed him to be dead, ”she said.
“Nevertheless, the police commissioner ordered a full investigation to uncover what justified the death. No arrest has been made, so far it is registered as a Sudden Unnatural Death (SUD) case but we do not let’s not rely on this, the police are investigating the matter. “
Meanwhile, friends and colleagues took to Facebook to mourn him. Nwangele Peter described the young doctor as a genius.
“The nothingness of this world
Life is not just fair at all
How can I just say RIP to Doctor Odo ThankGod
Ebsu medical medical school school has lost a genius.
A fresh graduate
A fresh Doctor
He was just too dedicated to all he venture into
This is heartbreaking.