By Bolanle Adesida

An Igede man from Benue State, Sunday Ogah has drowned in a river in Eyinwa Community in Odogbolu Local government area of Ogun State.

The friend of the deceased Abayomi Otusanya who reported the incident at Odogbolu Divisional Police Station explained that he came with his friend from Ikorodu area of Lagos State to the Community.

While explaining that his friend left him and others to an unknown destination without notifying anyone, Otusanya said that information later got to him that his friend had gone to swim at Eyinwa River where he got drowned.

Upon the receipt of the information, the DPO Odogbolu detailed surveillance Police officers in collaboration with some local divers to locate the corpse, but their efforts proved abortive.

Meanwhile, effort was still ongoing to recover the corpse and reach out to the family, to inform them of the sad occurrence.

Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola who confirmed the incident, said that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Alamutu extended his deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased during this difficult time, and gave the assurance that the Command was committed to promoting public safety and preventing such tragedies in the future.

The Commissioner also warned restive young persons to steer clear of Rivers whose depth could not be predicted.

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