According to Daily Trust, two students, Samson Kennedy, a 200-level student of Biochemistry and Wilfred Emmanuel, a 500-level student of Optometry, who invited the deceased to the river, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The duo, who were said to be the neighbours with the deceased were alleged to have on June 29, invited him to Ekosodin River for a swim, where he allegedly dr@wned.
The duo, after the deceased drowned, ran back to Ekosodin community to seek help but the deceased died before help could come his way.
The corpse of the Chemistry student was recovered from the river on Saturday, July 1 by local divers after he was declared missing.
The recovery happened after the incident had been reported at BDPA Ugbowo Police Station by vigilante.
A source within the institution said the two students were arrested following the discovery of blood on the deceased’s lips and peeled skin around his neck region, which raised suspicion amongst family members and relatives who are demanding for an autopsy.
Spokesperson of the Edo State Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the duo were arrested to help the police in investigating the circumstances behind the d£ath.