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Corp member drowns in Rivers state

Corp member drowns in Rivers state

A serving corp member in Rivers state who died from a boat mishap has been buried.

Corp member drowns in Rivers state

Corper Dayo with his friends

According to one of his friends who shared a post concerning his death, a corp member identified as Dayo, met his end in a river after falling off a boat.

The deceased who reportedly died on August 27, had gone to a barber's shop to get a haircut and had drowned in a river close to the community where he was serving. His body was found two days later and he was buried on Friday, September 2.

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See what one of his friends wrote on Facebook below:

"Corper Dayo was someone who didn't say more than 100 words in a day. Corper Dayo was someone who never looked for trouble.

Corper Dayo was someone who smiled in French. Corper Dayo was someone who always seeked(sic) the face of God. We the Isaka, Port Harcourt corp members sadly bid farewell to our friend who was one of us but lost his life last week Saturday. 

Corper Dayo crossed the river to have a haircut in preparation for the next day (Sunday service) but unfortunately did no make it back to us after his haircut because he reached the island and accidentally slipped off the boat as he was trying to climb up the jetty leading to the community where we stay. We cried our eyes out in prayers begging God to rescue him while the searcher swept the river. 

Unfortunately according to the wish of God, he was only found two days after floating in the river. Corper Dayo was finally laid to rest on 2/09/2016. We say may his soul rest in perfect peace. AMEN. I also use this medium to urge our fellow corpers who are posted in riverine area to be very careful and also put on your life jackets no matter how small the river may be"

So sad! RIP to him.

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