The residents of Olasoji street in Oko Oba, Ward C in Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area (LCDA), resorted to self help at the early hours of Monday (yesterday) as flood from the heavy downpour took over their apartments.
According to residents, the area has been in a deplorable condition for more than 15 years, they’ve made several appeals to the local government authorities to come to their aid but yet to get any favorable response.
The community was thrown into mourning over a four-year-old boy washed away by the flood. It was a pensive search for the boy. The Councillor representing Orile-Agege Ward C, Ishola Ibrahim Obanla, also joined in the search party.
The body was yet to be recovered as at press time yesterday.
The residents vowed to continue their search until the body is retrieved.
It was gathered that the victim was playing in front of his house yesterday morning when one of his footwear mistakenly fell into a flooded drainage. In his bid to recover his footwear, he jumped into the gutter, wrongly judging its depth.
While the residents were still counting their loses, the chairman of Orile Agege LCDA, Johnson Sunday Babatunde, and his team visited some of the affected areas to check the level of damage.
He also visited sites of ongoing evacuation of refuse and lamented the illegal dumping of refuse on roadsides and drainages across the council area, which he blamed for the flood in the community.