By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Mwafor Emmanuel, a Senior Secondary School 2 student of Owena Community Grammar School, Owena, Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been found dead in a river.
A school teacher in the school, who preferred anonymity, told newsmen that the 19-year-old student drowned in a river behind his school.
“The incident happened after school hours. Other students had gone to their houses when the boy decided to go and swim alone. He removed his uniform and sandals before jumping into the river. He must have drowned when he went deeper inside the river.
“Unfortunately, he may have been rescued if other students were with him at the time of the incident. They would have raised the alarm. But he went alone to swim.”
Police detectives were invited the next morning when his corpse was discovered by a passerby and deposited at the State’s General Hospital in Ondo town.
The State Police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the sad incident, described the death of the student as unfortunate, just as he also commiserate with the family of the student and the school authorities.