Kagho Harley Akpor, a Nollywood actor and director, has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Asaba, Delta State.
A source revealed that the Nigeria actor, was at a location shooting a movie with other crew members when he fell into the pool.
The source noted that the director drowned due to lack of swimming skills, adding that when he was rescued from the swimming pool, he was already dead.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka, who confirmed the incident stated that he can’t give details of the incident.
He stated that contrary to the report making rounds that the movie director drowned on location, claimed that he went to the swimming pool for other reasons.
In a related incident, two teenagers allegedly drowned at a local pond in Ogwashi-Uku in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.
The report had it that the victims drowned when they went swimming in the pond that was recently dredged for fishing.
It was gathered that the pond was not initially meant for fish breeding, but was a burrow pit where water from a cassava processing machine close to it was being emptied.
A further report had it that the pit was also used by the residents of the neighbourhood to dump waste.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “From what we gathered, someone opted to dredge the pit, expand it and convert it to a fish pond. Already, the pit has been dredged and filled with fresh water.
“It was the pond that the boys went swimming in unaware that the dredging was not properly done, because there is still accumulated mud beneath, which obviously trapped their legs. This resulted in their drowning.”