Corps member drowns while taking selfie in Bayelsa

Tragedy struck yesterday in Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe LGA, Bayelsa state, as a yet to be identified Corps member reportedly met his untimely death while taking a selfie.

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According to online sources, the Corps member who was deployed to the area this year died after he slipped and fell into the river while trying to take selfie on the top of the Jetty, in Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe LGA, Bayelsa state.

It was gathered that the body of the Corps member which had crab bites after the incident, was recovered 30minutes later after youths of the community dived in to rescue him. Here are photos below;

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Few months ago, it was reported that gunmen, suspected to be robbers, shot dead a 30-year-old corps member and dispossessed him of his money and other valuables in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

The Police Public Relations Officer at the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said preliminary investigation showed that the killing was cult related adding that detailed investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act and apprehend them.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa metropolis. The victim, Samuel Collins, was a graduate of Engineering from the University of Benin.

Mr. Collins was accosted by the hoodlums at INEC Road junction on his way to the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board’s office on Isaac Boro Expressway, where he was undergoing training.

According to witnesses at the scene, the young man was gunned down when he tried to drag his phones and valuables with his assailants. A witness, who wished anonymity, said Mr. Collins was shot by the gunmen at a close range on his head.

He said the bullets from the hoodlums’ guns shattered the victim’s head resulting in massive loss of blood out of his brain. The gunmen abandoned the lifeless body of their victim, fled the scene after making away with his phone, money and other valuables.

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