Last updated on July 13th, 2018 at 09:35 pm
A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr . Ojeshola Taofeek, has drowned in Nembe River in the Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State .
Mr. Ojeshola Taofeek was one of the corps members, who just passed out from service.
The deceased hailed from Osun State.
Ojeshola Taofeek, who went to the Ogbolomabiri jetty to take pictures of the waterside, was preparing to go home after completing a skill acquisition training on tailoring.
The Punch quoted a community source, Igbogi Aprebo, as saying:
“This corps member passed out among the recent set this year. He bought crayfish from my neighbour in preparation to return home joyfully. Unfortunately, he accompanied his colleagues to a waterfront ( Jetty) .
“According to a source, he set himself at the edge of the Jetty to take a photograph possibly with the aim of uploading on Facebook or to show his people when he gets home on how he had safely ended his service in the riverine area.
“He fell into the river as the steps were slippery . Indigenes rushed to the scene having heard the sorrowful shouting for help. They searched for him more than 30 minutes before he was finally found.
All efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive when he was brought out of the river, “They applied all the efforts to revive him but he gave up the ghost . Indeed , it is a painful exit. The people of Opu-Nembe sympathise with the corps members of Nembe Local Government Area and his bereaved families. ”
NYSC headquarters is yet to react at this time.