Tragic Incident: 2-Year-Old Toddler Passes Away Following a Fall from a School Building in Abia State.


A tragic incident unfolded in Aba, Abia State, where a two-year-old child lost his life after a fall from a three-story school building. The young boy, David Etim Udo, tragically plummeted from the third floor, sustaining severe head and body injuries in the process.

Promptly, the child was rushed to a nearby hospital, where medical professionals confirmed his untimely passing. This heart-wrenching event occurred at Emerald International School, situated off Crystal Park Road, within the Aba South local government area. This private educational institution houses pre-nursery, nursery, primary, and secondary school sections on the same premises.

Maureen Chinaka, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Abia State Command, officially confirmed the incident to The Nation. She shared the following statement: “On the evening of October 17, 2023, at approximately 2000hrs, Mr. Jacob Etim Udo, residing at Ugwumba Street, Aba, accompanied by two individuals, arrived at the Ndiegoro Divisional Headquarters with the heartbreaking news of his son David’s tragic accident.”

She continued, “David, a pupil of Emerald International School located by Crystal Park Road, Aba, was reported to have fallen from a school building, leading to his untimely demise.”

“David was swiftly rushed to the hospital, but despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he tragically succumbed to his injuries. The child’s body has been recovered and placed for autopsy as part of our ongoing investigation.”

“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for a comprehensive and discreet inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident. We understand the concerns and emotions that this incident has stirred within the community.”

“We want to assure the public that a meticulous investigation is underway to uncover the truth. We urge everyone to remain calm and patient as we conduct this inquiry. The authorities are committed to a transparent and thorough examination of the facts, and we will keep the public informed of significant developments.”

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Jacob Etim Udo and his family during this profoundly difficult time. We request the public’s cooperation and understanding while the investigation progresses. Rest assured, we are dedicated to ensuring justice and will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the truth.”

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