A final year student of Federal University of Technology,Owerri(FUTO) on saturday drowned at the Oguta Lake. The student, Mr. Paschal Chidiebere Owuna from Owuna in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imoi state have gone to the lake with one of his friends and his sister on a picnic to celebrate his sisters birthday. The birthday celebration however went awry when the speed boat they had boarded to ferry them to the other side of the lake capsized. Divers were immediately engaged to help bring him out but efforts to save him proved abortive.
It was two days after the lifeless body was seen floating on the lake. The people of the area however demanded that money and some items be brought to appease the goddess of the river before the corpse could be brought out. The corpse was later retrieved from the lake after the family of the deceased met the demand, the decease has since been buried in his hometown in Mbaise.
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