Corps Member Dies in Car Crash Days Before Wedding

A corps member, Esla Adams, tragically lost his life in a car accident just six days before his wedding introduction. Adams, a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Jos, was confirmed dead on Monday after the accident on the Akwanga-Lafia Road in Nasarawa State.

Esla Adams, Corps member

Adams had a workshop on Keffi Road in the Akwanga area, where he worked on welding and metal fabrication. His family announced that his funeral will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024.

“We regret to announce the death of Esla Adams, who will be laid to rest on Friday, May 24, 2024. The funeral service will be held at the ERCC ‘Bethel Land’ in Akwanga, Nasarawa State’s Angwan Kpandom. The candlelight parade will start from Lafia Road to the renowned White House in the Angwan Attah neighbourhood of Akwanga on Thursday, May 23. Those expressing sympathy should dress in black for the candlelight parade, which will begin at 5:30 p.m,” the family’s statement read.

Friends and family have taken to social media to mourn the loss of Adams, expressing their shock and grief. Comrade Simon Lukeson wrote on Facebook, “Bro Esla Adams, I am so speechless hearing about your demise after all the years at the University of Jos, a current serving corps member preparing for your marriage introduction on the 26th of this month. You are no more. Ahhhh! What a world. We just met in Lafia on Sunday, Monday, and you are no more. Tor! We can’t question God. May your soul find rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Another friend, Fula John el-Dominion, shared, “Oh Death! Where is thy sting? Metallurgy Eng. Esla Adams. A graduate of UniJos and serving corps member. A serious-minded fellow, full of enthusiasm about his profession, is no more. We shall forever miss you. RIP, Sir.”

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Williams Gabriel expressed his disbelief, “Haba, this one hit me so hard. Esla Adams, this is never the plan. I beg, come back, let us do this introduction and marriage.”

Esther James Anvah also mourned Adams, saying, “I can’t remember when last I cried this hard. Why so soon, baby? As we fondly call each other. What will happen to the wedding preparation now? I can’t believe I’m typing RIP instead of congratulations. Go well, legend Esla Adams, you will surely be missed.”

Adams’ untimely death has left his community and loved ones in deep sorrow, as they struggle to come to terms with the loss of a promising young man who was on the brink of starting a new chapter in his life.#corps

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