December 9, 2023

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UNICAL Staff Dies In Swimming Pool

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Godwin AJOM, Calabar


41 years old man, whose name was simply given as Mr Ubong, a staff of the University of Calabar has been found dead in a swimming pool at a bar in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The incident took place around 2 o’clock on Tuesday night at Orange Resort swimming pool, 151 MCC Road, Ikot Uduak, Akai Efa, Calabar Municipal, Calabar.

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The man was found dead after he said he was going to cool himself in the pool, as a result of the hot weather.

Ubong, was said to have gone missing in the resort, only for his body to be found floating on top of the Pool waters hours later.

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A source, who spoke under anonymity explained that, “he came to the hotel to cool off himself because of the intense heat we are experiencing in Calabar. While at the hotel, he went to buy some drinks and food at the bar. He did not even pay the barman, but he dropped off his phone and went to the pool without informing anyone.

“It was at about 2 o’clock in the night, when the barman was rendering his account that he realised someone hasn’t paid his or her bills, and that was Mr Ubong.

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“As they kept searching the resort, it was around 11 o’clock to 12 o’clock yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, that they saw his body floating on top of the swimming pool.

“They called the Police who came and arrested the Manager and the Barman and took them to the Divisional Police Station (Division B) at Parliamentary Extension as the owner of the hotel is on the run.”

Although the police is yet to issue a public statement to that effect, but the manager and Bbrman, are still in police custody as at the time of this report.

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