How OAU student drowned in our hotel – GM


Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Fresh facts have emerged on the circumstances surrounding the death of the 300-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) student, Emmanuel Fatile, who died on Sunday at the Hilton Hotel swimming pool in Ile-Ife.

The General Manager of the hotel, Mr John Olalekan, disclosed on Tuesday in Ile-Ife that the deceased, who was a good swimmer and trainer, had initially completed his swimming before going back into the pool.

He said all efforts to save Fatile, who came in company with two friends to the hotel, proved abortive.

“I want to put it straight that our swimming pool is fenced and secure.

”The person that died inside the swimming pool was an expert and a trainer himself. He usually teaches other people how to swim.

“He had already completed swimming; he came out and went back inside the pool again.

”It is only God that can tell…

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