NAN – The Lagos State Fire and Safety Service said it has recovered the body of a traditional chief from a well in the state.
The Director of the service, Mr Rasaq Fadipe, has said that the incidents occurred at Imota near Epe, NAN reports.
The deceased was identified as Otunba Adeoye Lasisi, 63.
Acording to the director, Lasisi, a visually-impaired man, was recovered from a well of about 120 feet at Ayayo Road, Imota.
According to Fadipe, Lasisi had planned to go for treatment at a hospital at about 4 a.m. before the disaster occurred.
“The wife said she was surprised when he called her husband to come and bathe with the hot water she provided that he could not be found.
The wife claimed she later looked for him outside and found his touch light near the well. She said she believed that, perhaps, her husband wanted to fetch water from the well. It was then they called firemen at Imota.
It took us about eight hours with the assistance of a specialist in well-digging before we could locate his body in the well. Firemen had earlier went into the well thrice without locating the body, until the specialist after performing some rituals, brought him out.”
Fadipe said the body had been handed over to the police and advised residents to always secure wells in their houses properly to avert such disasters.