The 16-year-old boy who died in tragic circumstance in the swimming pool of Century Hotel, a popular hotel on Ago Palace way, Okota in Lagos, owned by Dr. Fredrick Fasehun has been buried.
The remains of the deceased, whose name was given as Sheriff, were buried on Monday in Badagry, Lagos State.
Fasehun who owns the hotel is the Founder of Oodua People’s Congress and National Chairman of the new Unity Party of Nigeria.
The boy, a student of Ajumoni Secondary School, Okota, along with his three other friends had last week gone to Century Hotel, located on Century Bus stop, by Fredrick Fasehun Avenue, to swim at the hotel’s swimming pool.
The four of them were said to have enjoyed themselves swimming at the hotel and were set to leave when the tragedy occurred.
An eyewitness told WESTERN POST that the boy was at the tip of the pool, getting set to go and dress up when he slipped back into the pool and hit his head on the concrete in the shallow end of the pool.
“His head was shattered; blood gushed out endlessly. He died instantly,” said the eyewitness.
The development immediately created grief and agony for the parents of the boy who live on Fasasi Iroko Street, Popoola Bus stop, Ago Palace way. The father of the boy is said to be a tiler.
WESTERN POST learnt that his friends were initially detained at Ago Palace Police Station but later released.
The corpse of the boy was first deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary before it was buried on Monday.