10 Nov Man found dead in an abandoned single-storey building in Rivers
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
A man suspected to be a scavenger was found dead after a staircase in an abandoned single-storey building allegedly fell on him at Elechi Street, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt, State of Rivers.
Our reporter arrived at the scene and discovered a one-story building overgrown with weeds and cracked walls.
Speaking on the incident, the security chief of Nkpolu Oroworukwo Mile 3 Diobu, Godstime Ihunwo, said he received information at about 6:15pm on Wednesday that some hoodlums were in the building smoking the The substance is considered a hard drug.
Ihunwo, who is also a member of a vigilante group in the area, said he mobilized his men to the scene and on reaching the area, the hoodlums left.
He said the Diobu Vigilance Services team was alerted to the activities of criminals who had turned the building into a smoking spot.
He said: “Based on fresh complaints from residents of 38 Elechi Street, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt, where thugs often come to smoke hard drugs, I quickly mobilized my men to scene.
“When they arrived at the scene, the group of thugs had already left the abandoned building.
But while we were searching, we saw the lifeless body of a man.