Tony Okecheme Is Dead: Tragedy As Flood Kills Abuja High Court Finance Director At Galadimawa Roundabout
The finance director of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has died.
Mr Tony Okecheme was on his way to the Airport when his official car got stuck in flood at Galadimawa roundabout.
He was swept away by the heavy flood while his driver was rescued by some boys in the area.
He is currently receiving treatment at Asokoro Hospital while the whereabouts of his boss is yet to be ascertained.
According to eyewitnesses, the National Emergency Management Agency officials who came to the scene failed to rescue Okecheme and his driver who were reportedly trapped in the flood for about an hour before the water swept away the director.
His car, which was filled with mud water, was, however, pulled out of the ravines by the rescuers, who were angry over NEMA’s failure to rescue the man.
Two young girls who claimed to be Okecheme’s children were seen weeping uncontrollably at the scene of the incident.
An FCT judiciary worker, who did not give his name, identified the car as belonging to Okecheme, noting that the man sent him N40,000 this (Friday) morning.