Tompolo’s Father’s Burial: Police Recover Three Bodies

 Tompolo’s Father’s Burial: Police Recover Three Bodies

The Delta State Police Command yesterday said it recovered three bodies, believed to be among those that drowned on Friday.
Four persons, comprising three women and a man heading to Kurutie in Warri South-West Local Government Area, for the funeral of Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of ex-militant leader Chief Government Ekpemupolo, died in a boat mishap.
The police command confirmed there was a boat mishap in which 11 victims were rescued alive.
But it could not confirm any death, as there was no manifest to know the number of passengers aboard.
In a brief message last night, police spokesperson Celestina Kalu, a Superintendent (SP) confirmed that three bodies were recovered at 5 pm through an effort by a marine police team and residents, near the Miller Waterfront in Warri.
She said the bodies were identified by the families and deposited at the Warri Central Hospital’s morgue.
“Today (yesterday), at 1700 hours (5 pm), three bodies were recovered near Miller Waterfront in Warri by our search team in collaboration with local divers. The boat and its engine were also recovered.
“The bodies have been deposited at the Central Hospital morgue in Warri for autopsy. Each body has been identified by its family. Investigation into the incident is on.”


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