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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Controversies Over Death Of Siblings In Swimming Pool Of Ex Minister Keneth Gbagi’s Hotel

The Omagabemi family in Warri and that of Taire are crying out for justice saying Samson and Darlington, two teenagers who reportedly were found dead in the pool of a hotel belonging to former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi were not drowned.

Late Samson Omagbemi and Late Darlington Taire, were pupils of Challenge Secondary, Kolokolo in Uvwie.
A teacher in the school simply identified as Robinson reportedly took them to the hotel located in Effurun on June 12 after the deceased finished writing their JSS 3 exam.
Samson and his Darlington did not return home.
Their whereabouts which were unknown raised panic among members of their families. And when they were later seen, they were found dead in the morgue. It was claimed that they drowned in the hotel pool.
But their bereaved families are disputing claims the teenagers drowned, and are calling on the Inspector-General of Police (I-GP) to investigate the mysterious death.
The two families made their position known at secretariat of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Warri where they briefed newsmen on the incident.
“The matter was first reported at Enerhen Police Station by Rolland and Marcus Omagbemi when they noticed that our nephew was missing on Monday, June 12. They later informed the larger Omagbemi family who in turn set up a search party to visit all the police stations around to check if they were in their custody.
“On June 13, we searched the swimming pool of the hotel and other places with security men on guard and staff of the hotel to no avail.
We were later called by Ebrumede Police Station in Uvwie to come and identify the corpses lying down in their station.
“On getting to the station, the management, staff of the hotel and police officers tendered a blurred photograph but we insisted that we must see our child, Samson.
“After so much argument, two police officers led us to Central Hospital, Warri mortuary where we identified our nephew, Samson and his friend Taire. They did not look like people who were in the pool as they bled from their mouths and the faces. If somebody is drowned in the swimming pool, you will see some signs of swollen stuff, late Samson’s uncle, Henry Omagbemi narrated at the briefing.


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