Final Year Student Of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Drowns In Ondo State
A final year student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Oladotun Olagundoye, has been reportedly found dead in the a river where he went to swim with his friend, Gboyega.
According to a report in The Guardian, Olagundoye, an HND II Mathematics student of the institution, had followed Gboyega for the burial ceremony of his father on Thursday, August 31.
A source, who pleaded for anonymity said: “Olagundoye and some of his friends, including Gboyega, went to the river, but he was the only one who pull off his clothes and jumped into the river. After some time, he could not come up again.”
According to the source, the body of the deceased was found by the marine police in the town four days after the tragic incident.
He added that Gboyega and three other friends have been arrested and detained at the Special Investigative Bureau of the Ondo State Police Command for interrogation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command had commenced investigation into the mysterious death.
He said: “The report we have is that the deceased followed his friend to a jetty in the town and he put off his clothes and jumped into the river. He told his friend that he was a good swimmer. But some hours after he jumped into the river, he did not come up.
“Later his lifeless body was found floating in the river after four days of frantic search. His friends are with us helping us in our investigation and autopsy would be conducted.”