A 35-year-old man was reported to have drowned and died inside the swimming pool of a hotel in Ishashi area of Lagos State, even as his girlfriend who accompanied him to the hotel had fled the scene.
The deceased identified simply as Shakiru was said to have checked into Regional Hotel and Suites and went to the swimming pool, in the company of his girlfriend with an undisclosed identity.
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, confirmed the incident and said:”One Achikode Christopher , 34, a manager attached to Regional Hotel and Suites at Ishashi, reported at the state that one of his customers, simply identified as Sikiru, whose address is still unknown, was found dead inside the hotel swimming pool upon diving into the water.
“On receipt of this information, policemen went to the scene of crime and recovered the remains of the said man. No traces of injuries were found and no identification or phone was recovered from him.
“The girl friend that he came with disappeared immediately, with all links of identification of the deceased, possibly for fear of arrest. The corpse has since been recovered and deposited at Badagry General Hospital while investigation continues.” [myad]