Illorin Tragedy: Man jumps into Asa river, kills himself

Peter Ajayi, 32, is said to have drowned in the Asa River behind All Saints Anglican Church on Taiwo Isale road in Ilorin, Kwara State’s capital, on Thursday.

According to the DAILY POST, Peter ran to the riverside behind the church, removed his slippers, and jumped into the river. The tragic incident happened around 11:45 a.m.

“Frantic efforts by family members to prevent him from embarking on the action failed as he ran to the river side like a possessed person to actualise his aim,” a source who witnessed the scene informed DAILY POST in Ilorin on Sunday.

All efforts by the Kwara State Fire Service personnel to recover his remains proved abortive.

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The fire service spokesman, Hassan Adekunle, told our correspondent that the search for Peter’s body was on Sunday extended to the outskirts of Ilorin, Shao town in Moro Local Government Area of the state, without success.

He however, said the relentless search would continue until the fire service recovers the body

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