Head of the electrical engineering unit of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Abdulrahman Musa has been found dead in a Lagos canal.
The 51-year-old father of four who left his residence at Agege area of the state on October 31 for his farm in Ogun state, was found dead at Alaramino canal in Lagos on November 4.
His nephew, Nuhu Momoh told TheCable that his uncle’s wife called on Sunday evening, saying that her husband had not come home and that his two telephone lines were switched off.
Though he dismissed her fears and told her he would come back on Sunday evening, the family began to search for the deceased on Monday November 1 as he didn’t come home on Sunday evening.
After a search in some parts of Lagos state, they found his car along Old Abeokuta road beside Bola Event Centre at Ifako-Ijaiye. One part of the car was said to be inside the gutter, while the other part was on the main road.
Recounting what eyewitnesses told them, Nuhu said;
“We began to find traces of his movement and we found his car. It fell into a gutter somewhere along Old Abeokuta road beside Bola Event Centre, Abattoir along Abule Egba.
“When we saw the car. The eyewitnesses that saw the incident on Sunday evening came around to see us, saying they thought I’m the man who left the car in the location, yesterday.
“I told them it was my brother. They said they saw what happened that day. You know that the area is full of street urchins who do not have a home.
“They said it was the sound made by the car when it fell that brought them closer to the location. You know I was not there.”
Nuhu also disclosed that eyewitnesses told them that his uncle left his car at the location and was walking in a direction that leads to his house because it is trekkable distance.
While at the Ikeja police command headquarters, Nuhu said he received a call from the officer attached to Abattoir police station where the case was reported, saying that a body was found in Alaramino canal on Thursday November 4.
He said “area boys” helped bring out the body from the canal, and they noticed that there were cuts on the deceased’s head and around his stomach.
Nuhu added that the deceased’s body was taken to the mortuary and that he would have been buried according to the Islamic rites, if not that the police are still conducting an autopsy. The deceased’s body will be taken to Abuja on Sunday November 7, and then to Okene, Kogi state, his hometown for burial.
Insisting that his uncle who was having issues at work did not die of natural causes, the deceased’s nephew also revealed that his wife has been devastated by the news.