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Corps member drowns in Port Harcourt

Corps member drowns in Port Harcourt

(Last Updated On: September 8, 2016)

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Dayo, has been found dead in a river in Isaka, Port Harcourt.


His body was reportedly found floating in the river two days after he was reported to have accidentally slipped off a boat while boarding a jetty to the community where he was serving.

The deceased was laid to rest on Friday, September 2nd.
A facebook user who shared a picture with a tribute to the deceased wrote: “Corper Dayo was someone who didn’t say more than 100 words in a day.

“Corper Dayo was someone who never looked for trouble.

“Corper Dayo was someone who smiled in French

“Corper Dayo was someone who always seek the face of God.
“We the Isaka, Port Harcourt corps members sadly bid farewell to our friend who was one of us but lost his life last week Saturday.

“He crossed the river to have a haircut in preparation for the next day (Sunday service) but unfortunately did not make it back to us after his haircut because he reached the island and accidentally slipped off the boat as he was trying to climb up the jetty leading to the community where we stay.

“We cried our eyes out in prayers begging God to rescue him while the searcher swept the river.

“Unfortunately, according to the wish of God, he was only found two days after floating in the river.

“May his soul rest in perfect peace.

“I also use this medium to urge our fellow corpers who are posted in riverine area to be very careful and also put on your life jackets no matter how small the river may be.”

Meanwhile, the NYSC, is yet to make an official statement on the death of the corps member.

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