A Ghanaian, Two Other CRUTECH Students Drown In A River In Cross River

Three persons which one is a Ghanaian and the other two Nigerians has drown in a river in Cross River State, Brainnews report.

A Ghanaian, Two Other CRUTECH Students Drown In A River In Cross River
Photos of the deceased

Three students of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) have drowned in a river while taking their bath, among them is a native of Ghana.

The sad incident happened on Saturday, January 18, 2020 afternoon, in Abakpa River in Ogoja local government area of Cross River State, where one of the campus is located.

One of the students who is in the department of Civil Engineering was said to be from Calabar campus, while the other two yet-to-be identified are in the Ogoja Campus.

An eyewitness, Andrew Inyambe said; that he could only identify one of the students whose name is David Unamu, male, a 200 Level student of the department of Civil Engineering, CRUTECH Calabar campus.

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Inyambe said the three students went to cool themselves off in the river following the high temperature in the area – a tradition well known for the people of that community, but ended up drowning to dead.


Inyambe said: “They went to the river with other people to swim. What really happened nobody knows, but they were later found in the shallow part of the river already drowned.

“I only know one of them, David Unamu, who is a 200 Level Civil Engineering student. The other two I don’t know their names for now, but they are all CRUTECH students. David is in the Calabar campus, he lives in Abakpa and yet to resume school, while the other two are in Ogoja campus.

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“I don’t know about the other two, but I learnt one of them is a Ghanaian – though his mom is in Lagos State and the other one (an out-gone student), Department of Medical Biochemistry is from Boki Local Government Area in Cross River State.”

When contacted on phone on Sunday by reporters, the Public Relations officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen, confirmed the story.

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“Actually, another media man called me earlier and that was how I got to know about the story. So, I called someone from the campus who didn’t seem to get the whole story but the story is confirmed. By tomorrow, they should be able to compile their report to send to the school,” he said.