A Mechanical Engineering graduate, Friday Abiligo Orhomre has drowned in a river three months after completing the compulsory national youth service.
Friday who graduated from Delta State Polytechnic (Delta Poly) and completed his National youth service in October 2020, was travelling in a speedboat with his mother and siblings when their boat capsized in Ughoton River, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Friday reportedly drowned while his mother and siblings managed to swim to the shore.
He was said to have objected to making the trip to the farm earlier but was encouraged by some of his family members.
The body of the deceased is yet to be found, however, divers have begun to search the river to locate his body.
Meanwhile, a Facebook user, Ugborotu Mark took to the platform to confirm the incident in a Facebook post on Friday, January 29th.
His post reads,
“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.
“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”