Lagos PPRO Benjamin Hundeyin

Ogun man drowns at Lagos beach while praying

Divers were battling to recover the body of a 30-year-old man who allegedly drowned at Elegushi Beach, Lagos, where he had gone for prayers, Police said on Wednesday.

According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, a report to the police indicated that the man, simply identified as Samuel, had gone to pray at the beach with his friends, adding that the case was reported to the Ilasan Police Division at about 7.20 am on Tuesday by a man whose name was not mentioned.

Hundeyin also said that the man’s report revealed that on Tuesday, at midnight, he and three of his friends left Igbesan in Ogun to Elegushi Beach, Lekki, for prayers.

The spokesperson added that the report indicated that during the prayer session, at about 4.00 am, one of the friends, named Samuel, 30, allegedly drowned.

“The scene was promptly visited by detectives of the division and effort is in progress by divers to recover the corpse.

“The family members of the deceased have been contacted, and the investigation is ongoing,” he said.


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