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Police Officer’s Son Drowns In Ogun River

Posted by Samuel on Fri 14th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

Danjuma, who resided in the Isheri Olofin community, was said to have left his house around 2:00 p.m. on June 12, 2024, to bathe in the river.

Francis Danjuma

The Ogun State Police Command has initiated a search operation to retrieve the body of Francis Danjuma, a 32-year-old man whose father is a police officer. Francis allegedly drowned in the Ogun River.

Danjuma, who resided in the Isheri Olofin community, was said to have left his house around 2:00 p.m. on June 12, 2024, to bathe in the river.

According to a police document obtained by PUNCH Online, the incident was reported by his father, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Danjuma Shaibu, who lives at the Alausa Police Barracks in Lagos State.

Shaibu reported that on June 12, 2024, around 2:00 pm, his son Francis left their home to bathe in the nearby Ogun River, where he reportedly drowned.

PUNCH Metro reports that despite extensive efforts by family members and local divers to find the victim, Danjuma’s body had yet to be recovered.

The spokesperson for the state command, Omolola Odutola, who spoke with PUNCH Online about the incident on Thursday, said police operatives at the Ojodu-Abiodun had begun an investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the incident and recovered the body.

She said, “Upon receiving the tragic news, detectives from the Ojodu-Abiodun division visited the scene and coordinated with local divers and the Olofin Council to search for the body.

“Efforts to locate the body are ongoing. We are also working to uncover the details leading to this unfortunate incident.”


PUNCH Metro reported a related devastating incident that threw the Eyinwa community into disarray when a Benue indigene known as Sunday Ogah reportedly drowned in the Eyinwa River in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.



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