The lifeless body of a 45-year-old trader, Mr. Nnaemeka Okoli, was at the weekend discovered at the boundary between Osete and Ugwuakwu villages, both in Umuchu community, Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Report has it that the deceased was swept away by flash flood while on his way home from his shop at the end of the day’s business.
According to a source, the deceased, who traded at Nkwo Market Umuchu, had on the fateful day, at about 7pm, shut his shop and was homebound under a heaven downpour.
In a swift reaction, the state Chairman of the Civil liberties Organisation (CLO), Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, attributed the trader’s death to the rehabilitation of the Umuchu road by the State Government, adding that the flood was not properly channeled by the construction firm.
When the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, was contacted, he said that there was no official report of such incident, promising to contact the Divisional Police Officer of the area.