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Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Fynestboi: 7:40am On Nov 11, 2015
The victim, who was married with children, was said to be returning home when there was a downpour which flooded the road.

As the victim attempted to jump over a gutter, one of his legs was said to have been trapped.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that efforts to save him were abortive, adding that the 38-year-old did not struggle with the surge.

His remains were said to have been recovered in a swamp on Odediran Street on Sunday morning.

A bundle of naira notes and a teller were reportedly found on him.

A trader, Jane Nwosu, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said it happened around 1pm.

She said, “The man had just come out of the bank and he was about to cross the gutter when his feet slipped. People tried to rescue him but his head was stuck in the drainage.

“He appeared weak and did not struggle to save himself. The flood swept him through the drainage and everybody was helpless.”

A friend of the victim, who identified himself as Korede, said Talabi had been sick and had been admitted to a private hospital before he was discharged on Friday.

A relative, Ibikunle Oguntamu, said the family did not know he had been swept away by flood.

He said after Talabi did not return home on Friday evening, they became apprehensive, adding that they reported a case of missing person to the police.

“Yinka (Talabi) did not drink or womanise and he never kept late at night. When we did not see him and his phone was not reachable, we reported at the Ikotun Police Division.

“We later learnt he was swept away by water and we searched everywhere without any success. On Sunday morning, his corpse floated in a swamp behind Muslim College, Ikotun.”

During a visit to the community on Tuesday, the family lamented that the corpse had yet to be released to them for burial.

One of the relatives of the deceased, Mayowa Adebola, appealed to the police not to aggravate the sorrow of the family by delaying the release of the corpse.

“We plan to bury him today (Wednesday), and the police are holding back the clearance form, saying the Divisional Police Officer who is meant to sign the form is not around and our people have been waiting at the mortuary since morning.

“We beg them not to worsen our sorrow,” he added.

PUNCH Metro gathered that it was not the first time a person would drown in the community due to the blockage of the drainage.

A tricycle operator, who did not identify himself, said some residents were fond of dumping refuse into the drainage.

“Some time ago, around Governor’s Road, a student was similarly swept away by flood. A vulcaniser, who tried to save him, was also swept away.

“We were able to remove the boy and take him to the hospital where the dirty water was evacuated from his stomach, but the vulcaniser died.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The man got drowned on Sunday. He had been sick for some time and he was in his house when one of his work mates called him that their salary had been paid he should come and collect his share.

“He was returning from there when he fell into a gutter and got drowned. The police have released the corpse to them.”


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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Ginaz(f): 8:02am On Nov 11, 2015
R.I.P

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by pbs4real(m): 8:32am On Nov 11, 2015
RIP

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by NinaTohBadt(f): 10:39am On Nov 11, 2015
cry

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Richie0974: 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Gosh!!
RIP...

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Berrylite: 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Rest in the bossom of the Lord
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by 69MissedCalls(m): 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Lizabeth25:
Overjoy worry am! Maybe he's the first graduate from his village and him village people come follow am reach where he fall! lipsrsealed

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by dayo23: 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Lizabeth25:
Overjoy worry am! Maybe he's the first graduate from his village and him village people come follow am reach where he fall! lipsrsealed
Irrelevant

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Hysmady(m): 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Rip
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by ifISLAPYOU(f): 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
Awwww #sad

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by activefibre1(m): 10:40am On Nov 11, 2015
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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:41am On Nov 11, 2015
R.I.P to the dead......and may God console his families cry
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Lovexme(m): 10:41am On Nov 11, 2015
What a cruel way to die.



R.I.P.

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:42am On Nov 11, 2015
This life, here in a sec.... Gone in a sec.. cry

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by omocalabar(m): 10:42am On Nov 11, 2015
r.i.p to the dead
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by kennyman2000(m): 10:42am On Nov 11, 2015
ohhhh. So sad. Rest in peace brother.
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by tolexy007(m): 10:42am On Nov 11, 2015
shocked
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by mykel010(m): 10:43am On Nov 11, 2015
May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace...
And may the bereaved family know no such sorrow again.
amen!
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by DOCTORDONE: 10:43am On Nov 11, 2015
RIP. Fine man.
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Aromas: 10:43am On Nov 11, 2015
Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding. This my birthday quote to all my friends. Happy Birthday To Me

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by admax(m): 10:44am On Nov 11, 2015
RIP
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by teetee2(f): 10:44am On Nov 11, 2015
@ Lizabeth "Overjoy worry am! Maybe he's the first graduate from his village and him village people come follow am reach where he fall"

May God Almighty forgive you

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by IYANGBALI: 10:45am On Nov 11, 2015
just like dat?na wa o

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:45am On Nov 11, 2015
This is so bad!! cry cry d people should find something to do about d gutter!dont wait for d govt! Rip to d dead.

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by SporaD8: 10:45am On Nov 11, 2015
Sometimes like these, Am forced to look at my life in retrospect - many have died, and many perished. is it 'cos am better than they are? No! Its by the special grace of God than am alive to witness yet another 11:11(my birthday) in the land of the living!
Baba na you biko!!!

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:46am On Nov 11, 2015
Modified! tongue


dayo23:
Eyah
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:46am On Nov 11, 2015
cry cry
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:46am On Nov 11, 2015
Modified tongue [quote author=69MissedCalls post=39903105][/quote]
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Adonis86(m): 10:46am On Nov 11, 2015
So sorry. Rip... We should stop erecting illegal structures along the water ways, and disposing solid wastes into the drainage to reduce such menace.

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by mightyhaze: 10:47am On Nov 11, 2015
So sad. He probly lost consciousness immediately he hit his head on d concrete slab. RIP

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Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by studio14: 10:47am On Nov 11, 2015
Lizabeth25:
R.I.P to the dead......and may God console his families cry
sorry man I don't mean to quote you
Re: Graduate Slips Into Gutter, Drowns After Downpour by Nobody: 10:47am On Nov 11, 2015
Like seriously Boo! grin


tchidi:


Like, seriously?? undecided angry

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