Delta State University (DELSU), Oleh Campus, has been thrown into mourning following the death of a final year Law student, Jeffery Omatseyi, at Graceland hotel swimming pool, Irri in Isoko South local government area of the State.
It was learnt that the incident occurred at the university community and the students from the law faculty of the institution went into procession with candle light to mourn their colleague.
The students, all in black attire, carried placards with various inscriptions; “Itsekiri and Ijaw boy no fit let go for shallow part of swimming pool, Your pool is not Sambisa forest, Fish no de die for water, give us Jeffery, where your C.C.T.V,? show us what happened and we have questions, give us answers”
The President of Student Union Government of DELSU Oleh campus, Comrade O. Innocent said they were pained over the death of their colleague, but “we want to know the cause of his death.
He said it is not true that an ijaw boy would die in a swimming pool of two feet, never, and so, “we will not accept the conflicting reports from the hotel management”.
“It is not possible for Ijaw man to die in a swimming pool, they should tell us what happened to him. The incident happened Friday and the body now deposited at the mortuary.
“Justice must prevail, we want to know how our colleague died. Jeffery is to graduate in few weeks time but suddenly lost his life at G.12 hotel swimming pool, all students should stay away from that hotel”
A 500 level law student of DELSU Oleh campus, Emeni Fidel, said “Jeffery was a friend and was popular among the student, the circumstances surrounding his death is not known which is why justice must be done. We want to know the truth about his death”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the death.