Contrary to the earlier report that there was no casualty in last Saturday’s flooding in Ibadan, three swollen corpses of those swept off by the wild flood were yesterday found floating on Dandaru dam in the state.
They victims were found at the wee hours of the day at the dam close to the Department of Fisheries along the road that leads to the Cultural Centre, Ibadan.
One of the bodies was identified as Ojo Ijebo, a policeman from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Others are Sunkanmi Iyiola and Wole Iyiola. They were said to be from the same mothers.
According to one of the relatives of two of the deceased, Mrs. Bunmi Qudus, they were five in the car when they were swept away by the raging flood.
The bereaved woman said tearfully, “They left home around 10.30pm for a club. But, after sometime, we could not have any contact with any of them. We thought that they would show up in the morning, but, we did not see them only to be called some minutes ago that they have discovered their bodies”.
Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor whi confirmed that incident said three bodies had been recovered out of the five missing persons.
She said search parties had been sent to other parts of the city for the other two persons.