2 School Students Found Dead Afloat River In Osun

2 School Students Found Dead Afloat River In Osun [GRAPHIC IMAGE]

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on January 30, 2015
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The lifeless bodies of two students were discovered afloat the Osun River in the Ijetu area of Osogbo by a woman who went to fetch water from the river.

The victims said to be students of Ife-Oluwa Middle School, Osogbo and both in Junior Secondary School 2 were identified as Samson Obasanjo and Kabiru.

The scene of the incident where the lifeless remains of two students were seen afloat on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Osun river,  Ijetu area of Osogbo. (Photo Credit: Punch)
The scene of the incident where the lifeless remains of two students were seen afloat on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Osun river, Ijetu area of Osogbo. (Photo Credit: Punch)

It was gathered on Thursday, January 29, 2015 that the woman immediately dumped her bucket and went to call the attention of the residents of the community where the incident happened.

Some operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and a rescue team from the agency were deployed to the scene after some concerned residents reported the matter to them.

The deceased were said to have been reported missing since on Monday, January 26,2015 and their bodies were seen on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

One of the two victims was said to be going to a bakery where he normally worked after school hours whereas a counter report stated that about seven pupils had gone to the area to pluck some fruits.

One of the victims was said to have jumped inside the river to swim to the other side of the river where a cherry tree was, but did not come out.

After some time, the second victim reportedly jumped inside the river to see why the first had not come out and he too disappeared.

After waiting fruitlessly for the two others to come out, they reportedly swore and an oath to keep the incident secret.

Confirming the incident, the Head, Disaster Rescue Team of the NSCDC in Osun State, Mr. Olufemi Awofade, disclosed that the team had removed the corpses.

Awofade said the parents of the victims took charge and called the worshipers of Osun goddess to perform some rites on them before burial at the riverbank.

Awofade said, “We got a call that a certain woman went to fetch water at the Osun River on Wednesday and she saw corpses on the water.”

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