Police officer drown in well in Ebonyi State

A policeman attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command,identified as Donatus Oyibe,who hails from Ndegu Ishieke, in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, and resided in the Hausa Quarters area of the Abakaliki, the state capital.

 He had earlier reportedly told his family that he was going to fetch water from the  well located outside their building.
Residents said he had been moody since he was transferred to Maiduguri in Bornu State, adding that his posting letter was handed to him on August 28, 2017.

The daughter of the deceased, who identified herself as Ukamaka Oyibe,  said her father said he was going to fetch water from the well, but was not seen for several hours, which created apprehension that led to a search for him.

She said, “He took the bucket and said he was going to fetch water from our well on Sunday night, but did not come back after some time. This created tension and we started looking for him.

“When we reached the well, his bucket was seen beside it. When we looked inside the well, we discover that he has drowned.”

When contacted, the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer,  Lovet Ogah,  said she had yet to be briefed on the development.

She assured our correspondent that the  command would investigate the matter.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )


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