Teenager Writing Ongoing WASSCE Drowns in Kwara
A teenage boy believed to be around 17 years old identified as Abdulkadir has drowned after an ill fated swimming expedition in Kwara State.
Sunday Vanguard reliably gathered that Abdulkadir had gone to Ora village, Monasara, Ifelodun Local Government of the state to write the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) where the tragedy occurred around 4:00pm.
The victim who lived in Idi-Ape area of ilorin with his parents had gone to the village to write the ongoing WASSCE where the incident happened.
According to a village source, “Abdulkabir had begged one of the residents, Tosho, 10, and his friend to take him to the river to go and swim.
“On their way, they met one of the school teachers who reportedly enquired where they were going and they lied to him that they were going to buy bread.
“But he eventually died in the process. His corpse has been recovered”, the source added.
It was gathered that his father, Mr Abdulsalam, who resides in Idi-Ape area of Ilorin, had permitted for him to be buried by the river side.
Sunday Vanguard gathered Friday night that the other two boys had since been detained at the local police post where the matter was reported.
The Police, it was gathered, insisted that the parents of the deceased, Mr and Mrs Abdulsalam, should depose to an affidavit indicating they are ready to discontinue with the case before they can be released, a process that was ongoing before the filing of this report.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi (SP) said he has not been briefed.