A young medical doctor, ThankGod Odo has apparently suffocated in the pool of a well known lodging in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
The deceased was until his passing, a clinical house official doing his housemanship with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
He was said to have gathered together his one-year housemanship and due to sign off on Friday December 11 or Saturday, December 12.
The incident occurred on Thursday, December 10, when the Ebonyi State University graduate went to the inn to swim with his companions.
It was assembled that Odo, supposed to be a decent swimmer was showing his companions how to swim that very day when he abruptly got suffocated.
Administrator, Medical Advisory Committee of the clinic, Dr. Ewa Richard, who affirmed the tragic episode said Odo was doing his one-year housemanship with the clinic and was expected for graduation for his National Youth Service Corps
“Dr. ThankGod is one of the house officers dedicated and hardworking. Most of them will finish on the12th that is tomorrow and am sure he would have been among those finishing today, or tomorrow because they have started signing off to move on to the next level which is national service,” said Richard.
”If he had finished that one year today or tomorrow he would have seized to be staff as we have signed him off. We don’t have information of what killed him but what we heard was that he went for an outing with his friends in one of the hotels in town and was swimming with other people and the next thing he was drowning and eventually they brought him to the hospital but by the time they reached the hospital he was already dead. His body has been deposited in the mortuary.” he added.
Representative of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah, who affirmed the episode, said the expired was affirmed dead in the emergency clinic.
“The DPO B division announced that on tenth December by 5 pm, there was a trouble call from a lodging that a specialist has got himself drowned in a pool and he surged there and the specialist was brought out yet lamentably getting to the clinic a fellow doctor on duty affirmed him dead,” she expressed.
“All things considered the chief of police has requested a full examination to disclose what justified the demise. No capture has been made, for the time being, it is recorded as an instance of unexpected unnatural demise (SUD) however we are not depending on that, police is researching the issue.”
In the interim companions and partners have taken to Facebook to grieve him. Nwangele Peter depicted the youthful specialist as a genius
“The nothingness of this world
Life is not just fair at all
How can I just say RIP to Doctor Odo ThankGod
Ebsu medical medical school school has lost a genius.
A fresh graduate
A fresh Doctor
He was just too dedicated to all he venture into
This is heartbreaking.