How Skye bank manager and his brother drown at Ibeno Beach. It was an agony when the two brothers, the Skye bank manager Mr. Ubong Ekpe and his younger brother Francis drown to death at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community, in the Ibeno Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered by Metro Punch that, Mr. Ubong Ekpe and his younger brother Francis had gone to the beach for a picnic on Sunday with Ubong’s four children and wife.
How Skye bank manager and his brother drown at Ibeno Beach
Ubong was said to have entered into the beach to swim. But after some minutes, he did not surface from the water .
His brother,Francis, who attempted to save him by also diving into the beach, drowned as well.
There was anxiety around the beach as efforts to save the men proved abortive.
The Chairman of the Ibeno LGA, Mr. Ifum Udoh confirming the incident told the News Agency of Nigeria 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, also confirmed the deaths, 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.”