The body of a 13-year-old boy, Tosin Faisal Otun, swept away by flood in Abuja has been recovered four days after he was reported missing.
According to the victim’s sister, Toyosi, the incident happened when the victim was sent to get a goat tied beside a drainage channel close to their house along SCC Road in the Bwari area of Abuja.
Shortly after the incident, Toyosi took to Twitter to announce that he was missing.
“Pls, help find my brother. His name is Tosin Faisal Otun, a 13-year-old. He was swept away by water on Friday around 4 pm, 14th October 2022. Pls, retweet till we find him.”
Confirming the development to newsmen on Monday, October 24, Toyosi said her brother might have slipped in the process of untying the goat while it rained heavily in their community.
“He was sent on an errand to bring our goat into the compound. I think he tied the goat close to the drainage. So, he went to get the animal when the rain started. I think he slipped,”
The deceased’s father, Adewale, said the corpse was found four days after the incident, adding that they hired the services of divers to search for him.
“The reason why the information was tweeted then was that when the flood swept him away, we could not find his corpse. Eventually, four days after, we were able to find his corpse and he has been buried. The incident happened around 4 pm.” he said.