28 year-old corps member drown 11 days to passing out in Bayelsa


A 28 years old Corps member, Oluwafemi Mark, posted to Nembe-Bassambiri in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was on Friday confirmed dead from drowning during a beach party with some colleagues and indigenes few days to the passing out parade held in the state.

Though the incident occurred a fortnight ago at a place known as Miami Beach in the Nembe-Basambiri area, the atmosphere during the passing out parade was solemn with corps members seen in groups discussing the sad incident.

Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident stated that it occurred on the 22nd of February, exactly 11 days to the passing out parade.

Meantime, Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, who personally attended the Passing Out Parade of the 2019 Batch A set of corps members at the Peace Park in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, commiserated with the NYSC and family of the corps member who drowned in the Nembe River, stressed the need for stakeholders to intensify their efforts at ensuring the safety of corps members in the state.

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