A 100 level student of Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, identified as Barnabas Otu, drowned in a swimming pool in Calabar just a few hours after his matriculation ceremony.
Barnabas Otu had just gained admission to study Urban and Regional planning in the faculty of Environmental Sciences in CRUTECH and had his Matriculation ceremony on Monday February 24, 2020 before he drowned in a swimming pool.
According to reports, Barnabas and a few other students went to Orange Resort, Akai Efa in Calabar Municipality local government area to celebrate their successful matriculation when the sad incident happened.
The Public Relations Officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen confirmed the incident, he said
“The information is true, but I don’t have many details now because I travelled, when I come back, I am going to compile a report on that”