EXCLUSIVE: Flood sweeps away finance director in Abuja [Photos/Video]
There was pandemonium at the Federal Capital Territory on Friday after a heavy downpour of flood swept away the Director of Finance, Federal Capital Territory High Court, Mr. Tony Okecheme.
Okecheme was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in his official 2017 Toyota Camry when his car got stuck in the flood at Galadimawa roundabout, Abuja.
The finance director was swept away by the raging flood, but his driver, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was rescued by some young boys in the area.
The driver was said to have been taken to Asokoro hospital, but his boss was yet to be located as of the time of filing this report.
Eyewitnesses said 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.
Efforts by TNG to speak to rescue officials was unsuccessful as at the time of filing this report.