Man, Female Banker Drowned In Anambra Flood - Dove Bulletin - Online News Bulletin

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Man, Female Banker Drowned In Anambra Flood

The deceased, a female banker and a middle-aged, yet to be identified man, got drowned following heavy downpour which also submerged over 20 buildings in the area.

The female deceased, Mrs Oluchi Okafor, a widow with six children from Ebonyi state, was said to be returning from the market when she died.

Reacting, Chairman of the Oduke Layout landlords Association, Chief Nicholas Okechukwu, attributed the cause of the death to the state government inability to fix the Igwe Nwakobi road.

He said, “We have been suffering from this flood menace for years, it is not a new thing, you can see that over 20 homes were submerged.

“The contractor handling this road said the government has not paid him to continue work on the road.”

Confirming the incident, the State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the corpses of the deceased were deposited at St. Edward morgue for autopsy after being certified dead by a medical doctor.

He said, “Following the distress, Police Patrol Team attached to Obosi Division led by the DPO SP. Usman Ibrahim visited the scene and rushed the victims to Unity Hospital Obosi.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that victims were suspected to have been drowned and carried away by a heavy downpour on the 3/11/2018 at about 6:30pm from the area heavily ravaged by flood/erosion as a result of the downpour within the same locality.

“The female body was later identified as Mrs Oluchi Nwafor ‘f’, Staff of First Bank Ochanja branch, Onitsha while an effort is ongoing to establish the identity of the male victim.”

He said Police Patrol teams have been deployed to the affected areas to save lives and prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation, adding that the case was being investigated.
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