Secondary school student drowns in Ondo River



A sad incident occurred at Owena, Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, when a 19-year-old SSS 2 student of Owena Community Grammar School, Mwafor Emmanuel, was found dead in a river.


According to reports, Nwafor went alone to the river behind his school premises to swim and there, he met his untimely death. Sources said the victim left his uniform and school sandals at the bank of the river.


Speaking on the condition to maintain anonymity, a teacher in the school of the deceased who spoke on the tragic incident and said

“It was an unfortunate incident. The incident happened after school hours. Other students had gone to their houses when the boy decided to go and swim alone. The victim was said to have removed his uniform and sandals before jumping into the river to swim. He must have drowned when he went deeper inside the river.

Unfortunately, if other students were with him when the incident occurred, they would have raised the alarm and he may have been rescued but he went to the river alone to swim.”


The dead body was discovered the next morning by a passerby, who raised the alarm. Police detectives were invited and the corpse was deposited at the state’s General Hospital in Ondo town.


Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Funmi Odunlami, described the death as unfortunate.



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