A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ) member serving in Bauchi state, Joseph Adebayo has been confirmed dead after drowning in Gubi dam, 20km from Bauchi capital.
Confirming the incident, the State Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said the deceased died on Thursday evening.
The deceased Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State graduated from Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, and was supposed to pass out from the Scheme next week Thursday.
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An NYSC Zonal Inspector, Mahadi Sada, who spoke on the development said “Some corps members attached to Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue went on picnic at Gubi Dam about 20 kilometers away from the state capital to celebrate the end of their service year, 3 of the corps members entered into a canoe but unfortunately the canoe was faulty, so water drifted into the canoe and capsized”.
Two of the corps members were however rescued by the villagers fishing in the Dam, while Joseph was drowned and eventually died.
The police PRO said his corpse was recovered on Friday at about 8am from the Dam and has been deposited at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital mortuary for medical examination.
The Police PRO said the Command has embarked on investigation to ascertain the cause of Joseph’s death.