Residents discover toddler’s corpse in Osun river

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There was confusion in Osogbo, the Osun State capital following the discovery of a toddler’s corpse floating on the Osun River.

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It was gathered that the corpse was sighted by some students, who were going home on Wednesday evening.

An eye witness, Toba Adedeji, said that some secondary school students were seen gathered on the popular Osun River bridge gazing at an object in the water.

He said their curiosity caught the attention of passers-by who identified the floating object to be corpse of a young child.

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Another eye witness, Israel Olajide, said there was confusion at the scene of the incident because some people thought the corpse was headless until she was brought out of the river with every part of her body intact.

The leader of the fire fighters, Mr. Ademola Lukman, who arrived at the scene said they could not confirm weather the girl was dead or not because they were not medical doctors.

He said, ” We were called from our headquarter at Abere that a girl fell into the river very close to Aregbe Bus stop and immediately we left for the scene.

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“We used our line and craft net to evacuate her from the river and we cannot say if she is dead or alive because we are not doctors.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, when contacted said the command was aware of the incident.

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