Outrage as pupil drowns in Benin gully erosion control site

A yet-to-be identified pupil has reportedly drown in Benin gully erosion control site near Evbuotubu primary school in Egor Local government Area of Edo State.

FILE: GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI OF EDO STATE TAKING BRIEF FROM A SITE ENGINEER AT ONE OF THE EROSION CONTROL SITES DURING PROJECT INSPECTION.

The tragedy occurred at the weekend when the victim fell into the opened tunnel, near the ‘abandoned Benin storm water project’ site at Evbuotubu quarters.

A search party deployed to fetch the little boy who was fishing expedition, could not rescue the victim from the flood, fuelling outrage among wailing residents.

A Septuagenarian, living in the area that gave his name as ‘Mr Osunde’, blamed the tragedy on the gully and deplorable road projects in the area during the wet season.

TheNewspad reports that the State government has yet to comment on the incident, three years after governor Godwin Obaseki, threatened to probe how the sum of N30 billion was spent on the project during the tenure of Adams Oshiomhole after his re-election in September 19, 2020.

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