FINAL YEAR LAW STUDENT DROWNS IN HOTEL SWIMMING POOL **PROVOST APPEALS FOR CALM OVER PROTEST

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael EKOKORUWE:

The Provost of Delta State University (DELSU), Oleh Campus, Professor Ifoghale Amata, has appealed to the law faculty students of the institution to remain calm as justice will prevail over the death of Jeffery Omatsayi, 500 level final year Law student that drowned at Graceland hotel Irri, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.o

Speaking to newsmen at the law faculty of DELSU Oleh campus, Professor Amata disclosed that the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffery Omatseyi, a final year Law student who is about to graduate in few weeks time is unknown, noting that he was informed about the student’s planned protest to unravel the cause of the death, and has come to appeal to them to shelve the protest.

Amata stated that the students had candle light procession to mourn their colleague, adding that addressing the press brings decorum and prevents lawlessness.

He urged the students to remain calm and avoid violence, just as he cautions them to seek for justice and avoid breakdown of law and order.

While expressing pain over the sudden death of their colleague, the DELSU students of Oleh campus in their numbers wore black to signify mourning and carried placards with various inscriptions as, “Itsekiri and Ijaw Boy no fit lego for shallow part of swimming pool”, “Your pool is not Sambisa forest”, “Fish no de die for water, give us Jeph”, “Wey Your C.C.T.V, show us what happen”, and “we have Questions, give us answers”.

The president of student union government of DELSU Oleh campus, comrade O. Innocent said, aggrieved students of the institution want to know the cause of death of Jeffery Omatseyi at Graceland hotel also known as G. 12 swimming pool Irri, Isoko South local government area.

He maintained that the statement from the hotel management and the police are conflicting, noting that Ijaw boy cannot die in a swimming pool of two feet.

He said the incident allegedly happened two days ago and the body now deposited at the mortuary. Innocent stressed that justice must prevail, just as the students want to know how their colleague died. He added that Jeffery was to graduate in few weeks time but suddenly lost his life at G.12 hotel swimming pool, warning that students should stay away from that hotel.

Also speaking was Emeni Fidel, a 500 level law student of DELSU Oleh campus. He said Jeffery was a friend and was popular among the student, maintaining that the circumstances surrounding his death is not known which is why justice must be done. “We want to know the truth about his death” he said.

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