By Agbro Praise, Lagos

Bala Elkana

A plumber, Bankole Adeshina got drowned in a well where he was working at Abosede Awolola Street, Itamaga area of Ikorodu in Lagos

Adeshina and his apprentice, Tajudeen Akasoro, were working together when the 50-year-old, who was said to have supported himself with a rope, entered the well to do some repairs.

While coming out, it was learnt that the rope snapped and Adeshina fell into the well.

However, efforts by Tajudeen and some residents to quickly rescue Adeshina proved abortive as he drowned.

Residents who spoke on condition of anonymity, said officials of the fire service were assisted by the police to recover Adeshina’s corpse from the well.

“Immediately the incident happened, we informed the police and the state fire service was also contacted and they came here to recover his corpse,” a resident said.

Another resident said Adeshina would have survived the fall if the well was wide enough, adding that its narrowness compounded the situation.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said a resident, Patrick Adeyemi, informed the police about the incident, adding that after Adeshina’s body was recovered from the well, it was deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

The corpse was evacuated and deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy