A commercial motorcyclist identified as Idowu Akomolafe and one Abiodun Olomiye have reportedly drowned in two separate rivers at the weekend in Ondo State.
Akomolafe was found dead in a stream at Ijoka area of Akure, the state capital, on Saturday morning, while Olomiye reportedly drowned when he went to swim in a river in Uso town, Owo Local Government on Friday evening. Eye witness said Akomolafe drowned during the heavy rainfall which caused flood in Ijoka area.
The down pour was said to be too heavy following which the road was flooded and as the late Okada rider was trying to pass through the road he lost control of the motorcycle and was swept away by the raging flood.
The source said, “The okada rider was swept away by the flood during the rainfall on Friday, it was on Saturday morning that his lifeless body was found by the road side.” Similarly, a police source in Uso said Olomiye went to swim in the river and could not come out of the river. “It was through the help of the local swimmers that his corpse was recovered after several hours of searching for him,” the source stated.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incidents and said investigation into the matter had commenced.