John Ezekwe, an A-Level student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has drowned in the swimming pool of Cosmila Hotel on Old INEC Road, Awka South.
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Ezekwe, according to report, was a student of Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) at Unizik, and scored 250 in the exam held on Friday, a result, which stood him in good stead for admission into the university.
But the dream of the youngster completely went up in smoke during his friend’s birthday celebration at Cosmila Hotel as he drowned in the hotel’s swimming pool.
Going by a tribute to Late Ezekwe on Facebook by one Etz Perfect, the deceased was good at mathematics, and didn’t heed his bereaved mother’s warning not to go to the party.
Perfect wrote: “Why you? Why now? So your future is now shattered. What will happen to your JAMB (UTME) result? Such a meaningless world indeed. God knows the best for you. Rest in the bosom of the Almighty. He alone has the right over us. I believe He is aware of this. God why? Why him? Must it be our youths? You promised us long life and prosperity, but our youths are dying. Jay Jay (Ezekwe), you were such a nice person. I will miss you dear. I can’t stop crying. Jayblaq is gone forever.
“Mr. and Mrs. Ezekwe, take heart; we are dust and to dust we shall return. Nobody is too young to die. Such is life. RIP Jay Jay, RIP Mathematician. Heaven will receive you.”