A 26-year-old man, reportedly fleeing form policemen on patrol has drowned in a pond at Umuoka, Amakohia in Owerri west local government area of Imo state.
According to report, the yet-to-be identified man was smoking a substance suspected to be Indian hemp with his friends when they suddenly heard the blaring siren from a police vehicle.
The deceased and his friends were said to have taken to their heels, running in different directions.
Unfortunately for the deceased, he fell into a deep pond which had been overgrown with weeds and died before help could come to him.
However, he has been buried at his country home, Umuoka, the community where the incident occurred.