Sailor Gabriel Ajigodi, who was on the helm Saturday morning when his boat capsized on the Volta Lake, is within the grips of the police, 3news.com can affirm.
He is at present in custody on the Ada Foah Police Station, the place he’s being interrogated over the deadly voyage.
Five individuals have been confirmed lifeless whereas a number of others lacking after the boat, carrying mourners from Azizanya to Azizakope, capsized on the Volta Lake.
Assembly member of the world Daniel Adzakpa advised TV3 after the catastrophe struck that the boat was overloaded.
The boat, which was supposed to hold 25 passengers, had over 60 on-board.
According to some survivors, they alerted Gabriel Ajigodi in regards to the overload and pleaded with him to return them to their boarding level.
Twenty-two-yr-outdated Mary Donuki advised TV3‘s Joseph Armstrong on Saturday that after they realised that the load was an excessive amount of they requested to be returned to Azizanya.
The sailor is claimed to have ignored the pleas and mentioned he would take them to Azizakpe safely.
The catastrophe, nevertheless, occurred mid-journey.
Mary Donuki misplaced her just one-and-a-half-yr child.
There remains to be a search get together within the space striving to find some extra survivors.
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