23rd August, 2021
A man identified as Abdulfatai Taiye has drowned inside a well in a community in Offa LGA of Kwara State.
The man who was suspected to have been drunk was brought out of the well dead.
The deep well is located at Ile Asaba Compound Offa.
“It was the people in the neighbourhood who discovered that there was a person trapped inside the well that alerted the Fire Service in Offa,” the resident said.
The Head of Department, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the corpse was evacuated by its personnel.
He said the corpse has been handed over to the police for further investigation.
“It took us few minutes to get there and evacuate the corpse from the well. We have handed it over to one ASP Hakeem Adebayo of Nigeria Police in Offa Command,” he stated.
“The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, has expressed his sadness over the incident.
“He advised the general public to be more vigilant in their neighbourhoods as to prevent similar occurrences”, Adekunle added.