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Tension gripped the Ureje area of Ado-Ekiti metropolis on Saturday morning when residents discovered a lifeless body in the Ureje River.

Ureje is situated along the Federal Polytechnic and Afe Babalola University area of Ado-Ekiti, where the Ureje River flows under a bridge and through the main valley.

According to a witness, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the torrential downpour on Friday evening raised the water level of the Ureje River, leading to the pushing of the corpse down in the area.

The witness added that residents have reported the incident to the Police Station at Odo Ado Area, and efforts are underway to contact the state government regarding the matter.

As of the time of filing this report, the deceased’s body was still floating in the water. Additionally, the identity of the victim could not be ascertained.

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