Fatile Emmanuel, a scholar of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has died after drowning in a swimming pool at a lodge in ile-ife, Osun State.
According to report, the 300-level pharmacy student and two of his buddies, reportedly visited the Hilton hotel on sunday to swim.
A fellow scholar of the department, Farombi Oluwaseun, confirmed the death to reporters.
Mr. Oluwaseun, the Public Relations Officer of Pharmaceutical Students Association, said he was called by one Dr Akinwale of the university’s teaching health center to identify the deceased after his body was recovered and taken to the hospital.
Police officers from Moore divisional unit within the town have arrested the other two students who were with the deceased as well as an official of the hotel.
There were rumours among college students that the deceased died due to the absence of a life jacket and that he was murdered.
The police have, however, not released any statement on the death. Officials of the resort additionally refused to speak to reporters when they visited there.
The university is yet to react to the death, and its spokesperson, Olarewaju Abiodun, couldn’t be reached on his mobile number.