Ogundare Lawrence Opeyemi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has slumped and died in Bayelsa State. Ogundare, it was gathered, died in Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area, where he was posted for his primary assignment.
It was learnt that the deceased corps member slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area.
“A day after the party, he complained of a health-related issue and before we knew what was happening he slumped and died,” a source who spoke in confidence said.
The incident caused panic among corps members, who raised the alarm over incessant death of their colleagues in the state. His remains were later conveyed to and deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa.
Corps members cried uncontrollably on Friday when kinsmen of the deceased came to convey the remains to his home state, Ekiti for burial. Hundreds of corps members trooped to the mortuary section of the hospital in solidarity with their departed colleague.
Officials of the NYSC in the state were led by the corps’ state Coordinator Anthony Ekeocha.
Credit: THE NATION