The tragic incident occurred at about 06:24hours in Alabarika Community of Ogidi area, in the Ilorin South Local Government of the state.
Spokesman of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, disclosed in Ilorin on Saturday that a distress call was put across to the fire service by one Engr Tunde Kannike, the Chairman of the community.
He said, “Firefighters conducted a rescue operation and tragically discovered the lifeless body of an unidentified man, approximately 43 years of age, in an abandoned fish pond.
“It is believed that the cause of this unfortunate incident was that the man accidentally slipped into the pond, which was concealed by overgrown grasses.
“He was near the pond, attempting to gather herbal leaves, when the accident occurred,” the spokesman further stated.
Hassan disclosed that following the successful recovery operation, the Kwara fire service personnel handed over the deceased to the authorities at Nigeria Police G’ Division in Oloje, Ilorin, for further investigation and necessary procedures.
The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to be more careful in their day-to-day activities, and vigilant in their neighborhoods to prevent similar occurrences.