A Junior Secondary School principal in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Segun Dare, was on Wednesday, found dead in an open drainage (gutter) along the street where he lived at Citaga area, Sango-Eleyele several hours after he didn’t turn up at home as expected.
According to The Tribune, Mr. Dare was discovered face down in a gutter, with his mobile handset in his pocket while a polythene bag containing soup ingredients like fish and pepper was also found beside him.
Saturday Tribune gathered that the deceased left his home in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 3, to go to a first generation bank along Sango-Eleyele road but could not do what he intended doing there as he got there late.
He was said to have attempted to use the influence of one of his friends in the bank but was unsuccessful as the friend told him he could not help.
Mr Dare reportedly called his wife and told her that he did not achieve his objective, informing her that he was returning home immediately.
A reliable source who spoke with Saturday Tribune under the condition of anonymity said the man did not turn up at home as he promised.
The wife was said to have raised a search party, which went round until late into Tuesday night without locating the principal.
The search party continued the following morning when his body was discovered.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olabisi Okuwobi-Ilobanafor said that it’s a case of sudden and unnatural death.
“The body of the man was found on Monday morning face down. It was taken to the morgue. We are waiting for autopsy to determine what actually killed him. It is too early to jump into a conclusion,” she said.
There was no confirmation of any injuries on Mr. Dare’s body that could have resulted into his death.
The late principal was supposed to retire from service next February.