Yesterday we reported that the Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Abak Road Branch, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ubong Ekpe, died alongside his brother Francis during a picnic. Here are the photos of the victims.
Ubong was married with four children, drowned along with his brother, Francis, at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community, in the Ibeno Local Government Area of the state.
Ubong was said to have entered into the beach to swim. There was anxiety when he did not surface from the waters. Francis, who attempted to save him by also diving into the beach, was reported to have drowned as well. There was panic around the beach when efforts to save the men proved abortive. The remains of the victims were said to have been recovered in the early hours of Monday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the deaths to our correspondent, adding that the incident happened around 8.30pm.
He said, “The Skye Bank manager, his children and wife went to Ibeno Beach to have fun. Sadly, he got drowned. His brother died while trying to save him. The family initially did not report the incident. Their bodies floated and the family took them to Uyo. There is no suspicion of foul play.”
May their souls rest in peace, amen!