5-year-old boy drowns in swimming pool

Sunday 9th March , 2014 10:49 am

DROWN1Members of a family at Jisonayili, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis are accusing the management of Discovery Hotel in Tamale of neglect resulting in the death of their 5 year old son, Wumpini Mubarak.

The boy  drowned in the hotel’s swimming pool after he reportedly went missing on Thursday around 4pm.

According to an uncle, Salifu Tia Alhassan who narrated the incident to Citi News, they searched for him since morning on that fateful day and all attempts for the security personnel at post at the hotel to allow them search for the boy on their premises failed only to find his body in the pool Friday morning.

He explained security lapses at the facility often makes it easy for children to sneak into the facility to play and urged authorities to do something about the situation.

The police have visited the scene and recovered the body for autopsy.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional command confirmed the tragic incident to Citi News and said the body has been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

He disclosed one Hamza Yakubu, the swimming pool attendant has been picked by the police for questioning and to assist the police in their investigation.

He urged parents to give more protection to their children and ensure that they are not exposed to danger.

Attempts to speak to the management of the facility, however, proved futile.

By: Maxwell Kombat/citifmonline.com/Ghana