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Skye Bank Manager, Brother ,Drown At Akwa Ibom Beach

Skye Bank Manager, Brother, Drown At Akwa Ibom Beach

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The Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Abak Road Branch, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ubong Ekpe, is reportedly dead.

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Ubong, who was married with children, drowned along with his brother, Francis, at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community, in the Ibeno Local Government Area of the state. 

 According to Punch Metro,It was gathered that the brothers had gone to the beach for a picnic on Sunday with Ubong’s four children and wife. 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 Chairman of the Ibeno LGA, Mr. Ifum Udoh, told NAN that the authorities were working to prevent recurring loss of lives at the beach, adding that the state government had concluded plans to take over the beach. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the deaths adding that the incident happened around 8.30pm.

The Head, Corporate Communications, Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Rasheed Bolarinwa, while confirming the report, said ”the bank paid a condolence visit to the family on Monday. Another visit is planned for today, Wednesday,while a condolence letter on behalf of the management has been dispatched to the family as well. Additionally, the bank will be supporting the family with some burial benefits for the burial rites in line with our policy”.

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