Young Medical Doctor drowns a day to his Housemanship


A young medical doctor identified as ThankGod Odo has reportedly drowned in the swimming pool of a popular hotel in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

It was gathered that Odo, said to be a good swimmer was teaching his friends how to swim that same day when he suddenly got drowned.

The deceased was until his death, a medical house officer doing his housemanship with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

He was said to have rounded up his one-year housemanship and due to sign off on Friday, December 11, or Saturday, December 12.

The Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased was confirmed dead in the hospital.

“The DPO B division reported that on 10th December by 5 pm, there was a distress call from a hotel that a doctor has got himself drowned in a swimming pool and he rushed there and the doctor was brought out but unfortunately getting to the hospital a fellow doctor on duty confirmed him dead,” she stated.

“Nevertheless the commissioner of police has ordered a full investigation to unveil what warranted the death. No arrest has been made, for now, it is recorded as a case of sudden unnatural death (SUD) but we are not relying on that, police is investigating the matter.”