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Final year DELSU student drowns


A final year student of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Precious Omordia, drowned at the weekend in Abraka River, Delta. The 400- level student of Physiology was said to have gone swimming with friends at the Okotie River Resort when the incident happened.

It was gathered that though the incident occurred at about 1:00p.m. on Sunday, his body was not discovered until Sunday evening.
The Students’ Union Government (SUG) in a statement late Sunday, confirmed the tragic incident.

Its Director of Information, Mr. Emetenjor Maduabuchi, who issued the statement, warned students to keep off rivers in the area. The statement reads: “The Student Union Government is very sad to announce the death of Precious, a 400L student of the Department of Physiology.

“He was reported dead at Okotie River in Abraka this evening. We sympathize with every Delsuites, especially his faculty, department, friends and family. May his dear soul rest in God’s bosom. We therefore beckon on every student of the Delta State University to steer clear from rivers, especially the ones in Abraka. Please, steer clear.”

Meanwhile, friends of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn and pay tributes to the deceased. The Delta State police command when contacted, confirmed the incident. The Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said: “It is true. We heard about it.”


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