Osun flood: Residents discover lifeless body of man at river bank

Osun flood: Residents discover lifeless body of man at river bank


The lifeless body of a man, identified as Elder Olabode was on Wednesday recovered at the bank of River Okooko in Oke Oniti area of Osogbo, about 24 hours after flood swept him away.

The remains of the 6o-year-old Olabode was recovered by a team of search party after the flood subsided on Wednesday morning.

The victim’s remains were later deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Asubiaro, Osogbo, amid wailing by relatives and residents of the area.

Eyewitnesses’ accounts revealed that the late Olabode was on his way home when he ran into the flood.

Our correspondent gathered that Olabode was warned not to dare the flood by attempting to drive through the water but he did not heed the caution.

Speaking to our correspondent, an eyewitness, Philip Adeagbo explained that, “The man (Olabode) was warned not to drive through the flood but he refused. I was there and we all warned him to go back but he didn’t listen. After moving for few minutes, the intensity of the flood forced open the booth of his car and the flood swept him away alongside his vehicle.

“Two men standing nearby made attempt to rescue him but they could not. One of the men nearly got drowned in the process of trying to salvage the man but he was lucky.”

Meanwhile, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ayodele Philips, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.

The civil defence chief then advised residents to avoid flood prone areas during this rainy season.

Residents of Testing Ground, Fiwasaye, Oke Oniti and Rasco areas have remained homeless, owing to the flood that sacked their houses on Tuesday. Also, roads in these areas have remained impassable.

Many shops were also affected as goods worth millions naira were destroyed by the flood.