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DOWNPOUR… 47yr-old COED-Oro staff die mysteriously   

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Following a heavy downpour that occurred across Kwara State on Thursday, a 47 year-old civil servant, Mr. Salami Adekunle, was  struck to death by lightening  in Oro, Irepodun local government area of the state. 

It was gathered that the deceased was until his demise a staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education, Oro,  Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased was said to be leaving the institution’s examination office for the Registry Department  at  about 10 a.m.  when the incident happened during a downpour.

The lifeless body of the deceased, who hailed from Ilesa in Osun  was sighted  lying at the spot of the incident preparatory to spiritual cleansing.

Mr  Adesola Adewoye, the institution’s Public Relation Officer, who confirmed the incident, said that all  efforts   to rescue the deceased  proved abortive.

“The staff and management swung into action immediately the deceased was struck, but all our efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive,’’ he said.

DOWNPOUR... 47yr-old COED-Oro staff die mysteriously    

He described the deceased as an easy going, loyal and dedicated staff who will stop at nothing to impress his employer.

“Our prayer is for God to give the family, friends and associate the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.

ROYAL NEWS reports that staff of the institution were seen in group discussing the development.

Some traditional religion worshippers were said to have later  performed  some rites  on the corpse of the  deceased before it was taken away for burial.

Meanwhile, Hon. Mathew Babaoye, member representing Irepodun Local Government in the state House of Assembly has consoled the institution and entire Oro community over the incident.

Babaoye who visited the scene of the incident expressed shock and prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

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