Engineering graduate drowns in a river three months after completing youth service

A Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Delta State Polytechnic (Delta Poly), Otefe-Oghara, Delta State, identified as Friday Abiligo Orhomre, has drowned in a river just 3 months after he completed his compulsory national youth service (NYSC) programme. 

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According to reports, the speedboat he was travelling in with his mother and siblings capsized in Ughoton River, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State while they were returning from the farm.

Nigerian Tribune reported that, Friday who completed his compulsory NYSC service in October 2020, drowned while his mom and siblings managed to swim to the shore. 

The deceased was said to have objected to making the trip to the farm earlier but was encouraged by some of his family members.

Divers have begun to search the river to locate his body.

Meanwhile, one Ugborotu Mark confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Friday, January 29. 

“Today I received the sudden news of your demise and till now my heart is still bleeding. O death why? Even as I can’t phrase the correct words to express myself, the shock that the news of your demise has brought upon us the Ughoton people, Okpe Kingdom, Delta and Nigeria as a whole, it is indeed glaring that we just lost one of the great leaders of tomorrow to the cold hands of death,” he wrote.

“Also I commiserate with the Abiligo Orhomre family over the death of our son and brother, pls accept my condolences and I pray for God to grant the soul of the faithful departed eternal rest. Rest in peace”

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