- As the family and friends of Adewura Latifiat Bello mourn her death, eyewitnesses have given account of what happened on that fateful day
- According to the witnesses, the deceased boarded a bike and people warned the rider against passing the flooded area but he ignored
- The witnesses said the bike fell in the heavy flood and the current of the flood swept Adewura into a manhole close by, that leads to a bigger canal
Eyewitnesses close to where Adewura Latifat Bello lost her life on Wednesday, May 15, said they saw her drown in a manhole but could not save her.
The Cable reports that the manhole where Adewura drowned was still left open when it was visited but a side of the hole was guided by an iron fence.
Eyewitnesses close to the scene said Adewura boarded a bike at the estate close to the manhole as it rained. The witnesses said everywhere was flooded and the bike man was warned against passing the flooded area but he ignored.
While trying to bypass the flowing rain water, the motorcycle tipped and well in the flood water as the bike man was able to save himself, but Adewura was unlucky.
The currents of the flood quickly swept the accountant into the manhole, which leads to a much bigger canal far away from the area.
An eyewitness said: "We warned the rider not to pass through the flood but he didn’t listen to us. He rode near the manhole saying he could make his way through the flood to the other side. But he fell and he struggled for himself and the motorcycles. The lady was washed inside the hole. We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive.
“The driver was taken to Mosalasi police station and detained but he was later released.”
The account from the one of the witness also revealed how the whole area is always flooded whenever it rains, adding that they always ask people to steer clear of the area when that happens.
When the witness was asked why the hole was not covered, he said that the manhole was always opened whenever it rained so that the whole area is not totally covered by water.
Another witness, Baba Segun, said after the flood had gone down, they hired men to search the canal for Adewura but they could not locate her.
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"After the incident, we had to contribute money around here to put a metal fence around the manhole since we never can tell who the next victim could be, as we are in the raining season. Since we work here, we contribute money every year to buy truckloads of sand to fill the street to make it accessible for vehicles,” he said.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Adewura was found dead in a Lagos canal after she had gone missing for 11 days.
During the time she went missing, there were concerted efforts by the twitter community to make sure she was found as people kept calling for information about her whereabouts.
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