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KWARA| Drunken Man Drowns in Well

A man known simply as Abdulfatai Taiye has allegedly drowned in a well in Kwara State.

A file photo of a man drinking (NOTE: Not Same man spoken of in this article)

By the time he was rescued from the well that is located at Ile Asaba in Offa Local Government Area of the State, he had already died.

It was confirmed by residents that he was drunk.

“It was the people in the neighbourhood who discovered that there was a person trapped inside the well that alerted the Fire Service in Offa,” the resident said.

According to the Head of Department, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the corpse was evacuated by its personnel.He said the corpse has been handed over to the police for further investigation.

“It took us few minutes to get there and evacuate the corpse from the well. We have handed it over to one ASP Hakeem Adebayo of Nigeria Police in Offa Command,” he stated.

“The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, has expressed his sadness over the incident.

“He advised the general public to be more vigilant in their neighbourhoods as to prevent similar occurrences”, Adekunle added.

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