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Abuja Flood Sweeps Away High Court Finance Director


Abuja Flood Sweeps Away High Court Finance Director

The Director of Finance at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, Tony Okecheme, has been swept away by a heavy flood.

A report monitored on PUNCH by Naija News says Okecheme was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in his official 2017 Toyota Camry when his car got stuck in the flood at Galadimawa roundabout, Abuja, on Friday.

This online news platform understands that Galadimawa is about 15 minutes away from the city center.

Naija News learned that Okecheme’s driver was rescued and taken to Asokoro hospital, Abuja, by some young men in the area while the finance director was swept away by the flood.

According to PUNCH, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials who came to the scene failed to rescue Okecheme and his driver who were reportedly trapped in the flood for about an hour before the water swept away the director.

The report says Okecheme’s car, which was filled with mud water, was later pulled out of the ravines by the rescuers.

It added that two young girls who claimed to be Okecheme’s children were seen weeping uncontrollably at the scene of the incident.

On the other hand, an FCT judiciary worker, who pleaded anonymity, identified the car as belonging to Okecheme, noting that the man had sent him N40,000 in the morning.

Meanwhile, Naija News understands that the flood in Abuja has Karu and Lokogoma parts of the city apart from Galadimawa where the incident occurred.