A man identified as Abdulfatai Taiye has been found dead inside a well in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The incident, which occurred around 9:15 pm on Saturday, at Ile Asaba Compound Offa, has left the residents in shock.
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According to one of the residents, the man was suspected to have been drunk when he fell into the well.
“It was the people in the neighbourhood who discovered that there was a person trapped inside the well that alerted the Fire Service in Offa,” the source added.
It was gathered that the corpse was later evacuated by men of the fire service and has since been handed over to the police for further investigation.
Confirming the incident, the Head of Department, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, told Daily Trust that the time and circumstances that led to the incident were still unclear.
“It took us few minutes to get there and evacuated the corpse from the well.
“We have handed over it to one ASP Hakeem Adebayo of Nigeria Police in Offa Command.
“The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, has expressed his sadness over the incident and advised the general public to be more vigilant in their neighbourhoods as to prevent similar occurrences”, Adekunle added.
Efforts to get the reaction of the police was not successful as Ajayi Okasanmi, Police Public Relations Officer of the command, did not pick calls.