By Ayodele Popoola
The lifeless body of a middle aged man identified as Kayode, was on Monday found in a river, at Odo Isae, Isikan, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The body of the middle aged man, according to eyewitness was found at the river bank on Monday afternoon.
As at press time, the cause of his death remained sketchy.
The Hope Metro gathered that a resident of the area said he spotted the deceased half dead, writhing in pains at about 12:00pm on Monday beside the river.
According to the residents, the man later died due to lack of attention as everyone around was scared of moving closer to rescue him because they did not know how he got there.
It was also gathered that some of the residents had reported the case to the police. But after inspection, the police claimed not to be responsible for the removal of the corpse
The incident, however, generated controversy in the community, on Tuesday morning, as many residents expressed dissatisfaction over the presence of the corpse over a day without being evacuated.
Speaking to our correspondent, Mr Jobi Olarotimi, a resident of the area said he saw the lifeless body of the man floating on the river.
Olarotimi said when he saw the body in the river, he thought it was just an ordinary thing, not until he moved closer and discovered it was a dead body.
“Immediately, I mobilised some other residents and went to the Police ‘B’ Division, in Oke-Aro to report the case. But they refused to remove the corpse.
“When I got to the station, the police said the community should be responsible for the evacuation of the body as the deceased was not a lunatic.
As at the time visited the scene yesterday it was learnt that his family, who identified his body, had evacuated his remains.