A UTME candidate in Awka, Anambra State, John Ezekwe has drowned on Saturday.

It was gathered that Ezekwe drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel on Old INEC Road, Awka South.

Ezekwe went to the hotel for a friend’s birthday when the incident took place.

According to report, Ezekwe was a student of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

He had scored 250 in the UTME.

Speaking, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, Nkeiruka Nwode, said she had not received report of the incident.

“I am going to find out and get back to you,” she told Punch.

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