Level 400 student of University of Ghana drowns in University Swimming pool


Dennis Akoto [ in white shirt]

Dennis Akoto, a final year Economics and Information Studies student of the University of Ghana has been pronounced dead after he drowned in the University of Ghana Swimming Pool yesterday, Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.

The 22-year old resident of the James Topp Nelson Yankah Hall  was found floating on the water of the pool and was immediately rushed to the University of Ghana Hospital to receive medical attention. Personnel at the hospital resuscitated him for about an hour before he gave up the ghost.

The University community is distraught over his demise.

Emmanuel Asakinaba

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5 comments on this post

  1. Eugene says:

    So sad
    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  2. Jerry says:

    If my memory serves me right there was a similar incidence in the pool about 3 to 4 years ago. Something should be done to prevent future ones. I am surprised how almost every year a level 400 student of UG dies through drowning

    1. Jeremiah says:

      General News of Sat, 22 Apr 20060
      Legon final year student drowns
      Winneba (C/R), April 22, GNA – The body of Evans Agyabeng Anning, Final Year Student of University of Ghana, Legon from Agona Swedru in the Central Region, who got drowned whiles swimming with friends at Winneba Royal Beach on Easter Monday has been recovered.

      According to the Winneba Police, the Chief Fisherman and his men who were deployed to search for the body toiled throughout the day on the sea searching for the body and later found the corpse laying off-show far away from the place he got drowned on Tuesday night around 1930 hours.

  3. Jeremiah says:

    The same date………..all level 400 student plssssss don’t joke with your prayers………how can this be possible…….final year students died on the same 22 of April and that was also Saturday

  4. Elvis Adomako says:

    Dennis Akoto never frowned his face for 3 fucking years in Presec-Legon. R.I.P blood..until we meet on the other side. Keep on smiling everywhere you go

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