17yr old uniabuja student got 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 mgt what happened nor to the deceased’s (Emmanuel Balogun) parents.
They went back to the school (Uni Abuja) hostel immediately after the incident.
On Monday a young girl from uni 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 Emma and ended the call.
The mother called back the line but it was switched off. She notified her husband & they immediately placed a call to their sons number and it was off. They drove that Monday night to their sons 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 mgt 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, lo & behold it was their son.
From the CCTV footage, it was noticed that the deceased entered the pool with 3 of his friends and around 3.33am he started struggling in the pool. His friends where 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.
The police went to the school & effected the arrest of the trio and mgt of the hotel. At the DIG’s office , 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 shakara because his father his 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 joor.
This are just mere 17/18yr old boys Watching the CCTV footage where the friends were watching him drown and collectively decided,
there was a time they grouped together to discuss for about a minute & from the confession of one of them… they watched their “Friend” die out of jealousy & envy.
Ironically, according to them, it was the deceased that paid 2k each gate fee for them and also bought fish and juice which they all drank.