We just received information that 2 students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede , (Nekedepoly) has been drowned in Nekede Otamiri River.
All students of nekede polytechnic and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Futo are advice during their orientation to stay away from Otamiri River, as the river is popularly known for swallowing strangers. But yet, most students think this is a myth, and in a few months or years, we will hear another horror story that a set of students has been drown in this same river.
The Nekede Community were all in a sad mood this weekend as one final year National Diploma student in Building Technology, Ebuka Onuoha and his friend Edozie Igwilo drown in the Otamiri River in Nekede.
An eye witness, Chukwudi Okwuchukwu who is a year one National Diploma (ND) Computer Science student, said he was among the boys that went to the nekede otamiri river to swim, Igwilo was Onuora’s friend and both of them hails from Anambra state, Nigeria.
Chukwudi said, Igwilo was a JAMB candidate who came to write the Jamb examination. Igwilo told his friends that he wants to swim and persuaded them to go for with him for a swim. (unknown to them, they where going for a swim of death)
While narrating the incident, the eyewitness Chukwudi Okwuchukwu who refused to swim with them due to his past experience on the same river, he said they were making gest of him, he sat and was watching them play in the river, and then suddenly they started struggling to come out of the river but they could not, on seeing this, Chukwudi Okwuchukwu stating that he ran back to their hostel to seek for help, on his way to the hostel, he saw some ladies there and inform them of what happening to his friends, and continue his race to call some villagers for help which he could not find any one at present. (where did all the villagers go?)
The Umuoma Youth Leader, Mr. Chinedu Emmanuel Ejiogu, who stated that the boys had been warned earlier of the dangers of Otamiri river, but they paid no attention to the warnings, pointing out that the boys were warned on Thursday by a villager before the incident took place on Friday .
Ejiogu was informed when the incident took place, and he directed his people to look for a diver so as to conduct a search party on the two boys, which according to him, the diver found one of the boys, but he was dead already.
After appeasing the gods that same friday upon seeing the corpse of one of the student, they left and on Sunday morning they found the corpse of the remaining student floating on top of otamiri river.
The youth leader said their remains had been deposited in the mortuary with the help of the Dean of Studies of the Polytechnic and the Student Union Government President.
Danger of Otamiri River of Nekede
Please all candidates applying for admission into Federal Polytechnic Nekede and/or Federal University of Technology, Futo should not go near that river, even when the general water are not running. if you need water, either buy from people who sell (thank God most of the hostels now have borepole), if you want to swim, please go to on of the many hotel in Imo state, they all have swimming poles, and it is very cheap. don’t waste your life for nothing. (I know most people will never believe this stories, if you are such, goto nekede and ask any villager who has been living their for years, you will hear what your ear don’t want to hear. remember i warn you.)
please don’t goto Otamiri River, like play, like play, it will swallow you oo. this is not the first time, and am sure it is not going to be the last time. they say, a word is enough for the wise.
May their soul rest in peace. Amen.
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2 Federal Polytechnic Nekede Students Drown To Death In Otamiri River!!!