A 17 year old and a 16 year old have reportedly died in a swimming pool belonging to a hotel in Okhoro, in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
The victims were identified as Isibor Ikponmwosa, 17 and Emmanuel Abuzu, 16.
Reports gathered claims that the deceased who were friends paid about N500 each to use the swimming pool before they reportedly drowned in it at about 4pm on Saturday.
Punch Reports that the hotel, Okhoro Play House, said to be popular in the area, had been under lock and key since the incident occurred.
A source who spoke to PUNCH said some workers of the hotel had also been taken to the Okhoro Police Station for interrogation.
A worker at the hotel, who did not give his name, said the matter was being investigated by the police.
He said, “The police are already handling the matter. I think you should speak with them.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Nkombe, told our correspondent on Wednesday, that he was not aware of the incident, saying he was away on an official assignment.
It was, however, learnt that the case had been transferred to the homicide department of the state police command.