Speaking about the sad incident was a facebook user who shared the picture of the decease with a tribute which read, “Corper Dayo was someone who didn’t say more than 100 words in a day.
“Corper Dayo was someone who never looked for trouble. Corper Dayo was someone who smiled in French. Corper Dayo was someone who always seek the face of God.
“We the Isaka, Port Harcourt corps members sadly bid farewell to our friend who was one of us but lost his life last week Saturday.
“He crossed the river to have a haircut in preparation for the next day (Sunday service) but unfortunately did not make it back to us after his haircut because he reached the island and accidentally slipped off the boat as he was trying to climb up the jetty leading to the community where we stay.
“We cried our eyes out in prayers begging God to rescue him while the searcher swept the river. Unfortunately, according to the wish of God, he was only found two days after floating in the river.
“May his soul rest in perfect peace . I also use this medium to urge our fellow corpers who are posted in riverine area to be very careful and also put on your life jackets no matter how small the river may be.”
The National Youth Service Corps is yet to write an official statement on the death of the corps member.