The corpse of a 23-year-old radio mechanic apprentice, Abayomi Amusan, has been discovered in a drainage in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, told the Nigerian Tribune in Ibadan on Thursday that the deceased was found dead in a drainage by workers of a construction firm.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that another victim of Saturday’s flood in Ibadan was found at the Dandaru Dam on Secretariat/Paliament Road, Ibadan, on Thursday but the PPRO said it was not at the dam but at Alakia Adenubi in Egbeda Local Government Area of the state. She said that the deceased, who was found in the drainage, was a resident of Oba Odan, in Olosan area in the state capital.
According to her, the body of the deceased was recovered by the workers of construction firm working on Papa-Olosan road and had been taken to Adeoyo General Hospital mortuary. It will be recalled that five persons were swept away during a heavy downpour in Ibadan. Three bodies of the victims were seen floating on Tuesday on Dandaru Dam on the Secretariat/Paliament Road, Ibadan.
The victims, Ojo Adelusi, Sunday Ijoh, Sunkami Iyiola,Wole Iyiola and Ope Ogungbemi had left for a social function in the metropolis around 10.30 p.m. on Saturday when their car fell into a canal at Favours area of Bodija, in Ibadan.