As you read this, a family may still be mourning the death of their teenage son who drowned in the Osun River.

The corpse was found floating on Osun river in Osogbo on Friday, January 5.

The corpse was discovered by some teenagers in the area who reported the incident to the state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

An eye witness, Mutiu Muftau said the intervention of the NSCDC officials led to the removal of the corpse from the river.

Muftau said: “When I was going to farm in the morning, I saw some pupils beside the river telling me that there is a corpse in this river.

“I moved closer to the place to see for myself. Later when we were sure that it was a human body, I went back home to call my mother who followed me to the civil defence office to report so they would know the necessary action to take and they came without delay.”

Speaking shortly after the removal of the corpse, the Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Afolabi Babawale urged parents to keep close watch on their children to avoid recurrence.

Babawale told Bounce News that the body was discovered by a farmer while on his way to his farm.

 “The teenager must have been dead for at least two or three days before his body floated on water.

“He should be of between the age of 14 and 15 years,” Afolabi said

“We have contacted community leaders to help us to locate the parents of the deceased as well as arrange for his burial,” the spokesman said.


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