By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Akure, the Ondo State capital, was on last week, put into pandemonium, as a middle aged man died mysteriously inside the swimming pool of an hotel along Ijapo-Fiwasaye road.
Information revealed that the man was a guest at the hotel and decided to swim before he met his death inside the pool.
It was also gathered that efforts by other swimmers to rescue the victim whose name is yet unknown was not successful.
One of the staff name withheld told WESTERNPOST that the ugly incident actually occurred but he was not on duty to give accurate account of what happened.
The Manager of the hotel, Mr Rotimi Betiku who refused to comment explained that the police had waded into the case.
Speaking in an interview, the Police public relations officer, Ondo State command, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed that the deceased lodged in with his two friends and they decided to swim.
According to Mr Joseph, the deceased was not a good swimmer, hence the ugly incident and that autopsy and other investigation had commenced on the case while no arrest was made.
Reacting to allegations that there had been recurrence of such incident in Helena hotel, the PPRO said the police had not suspected any complicity in the case.