On Thursday a state of organized Pandemonium had crept in Ede, Osun State, when a heavy rainfall, which lasted over four hours, claimed the life of a senior lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Adeniyi Adebowale, who was washed away in his car by a raging flood.
The unfortunate incident was said to have occurred at Oke Gada community, in Ede, the headquaters of Ede North local government area around the evening period.
A very competent source informed schoolwatch.com.ng that the deceased, aged 45, was coming back home from Offa and had almost reached his private residence when the flood submerged his Toyota Camry saloon car.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that “the deceased was a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State and he was returning from Offa to Ede, his home town, for the weekend when he ran into the flood.”
Another reliable source at the scene of the incident said that Adebowale was driving in his Toyota Camry car with registration number LSD783CA and entered into a swampy area with heavy water, following which the car got submerged in the water.
When our residence visited the scene on Friday, the car of the victim was spotted with the registration plate number already removed, while his corpse had been retrieved and deposited in an undisclosed morgue.
According to the source, “the deceased communicated with his wife, Mrs Sade
Adebowale few minutes before the incident happened. The deceased had been warned not to take the swampy road by other drivers plying the road, but he ignored their warning and went ahead to go through the road”.
Reacting to the development, the Osun State Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Olubukola Oyawoye who said she had visited the scene of the incident and the family of the deceased cautioned people in the state against blocking drainages and water channels with debris and other junks.
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