Corpses of the Four out of the six victims of the Saturday boat Mishap along the Otuan and Ayama communities of Southern Ijaw Local Government council area have been found dead.
NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that the boat accident, which occured on Saturday at about 4pm, was reportedly caused by bad weather, poor visibility and lack of life jackets for the passengers.
Sources from Ayama Community told NAIJA LIVE TV that the corpses of the victims,particularly the Female Corps Member, identified as Immaculate from Rivers State and the 70 years old Chief from Otuan, were found floating on Sunday night close to the scene of the incident.
The State Chairman of the Maritime Workers Union , Comrade Ipigansi Ogoniba, however confirmed that the union and the search teams were notified of corpses of the victims floating on the River close to the scene of the accident.
But he also confirmed that corpses of the two toddlers have not been found,while two others have been handed to their family for burial.
Ogoniba also informed leadership that the authority of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been notified of the recovery of the corpse of the deceased Female Corps member,” the NYSC State Coordinator also informed us that they have made arrangements for an ambulance to covey deceased.”
Also speaking, Mr. Domo Timi, who is the Son to the 70 years old victim, confirmed that while the corpse of his father was deposited at the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital at Okolobiri, the remains of the Corps member was deposited at the Federal Medical center, “
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat,has denied the reported arrest of the boat driver, Lucky Christopher.
According to Butswat, Lucky Christopher was invited as part of the procedure in the investigation of the accident” he was invited as questioned on the reasons why he should convey the victims during a heavy rainstorm and without life jackets.”
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