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30-year-old man drown during prayer session at Lagos beach

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A 30-year-old man identified as Samuel, has drown during a prayer session at a Elegushi Beach in Lekki axis of Lagos State.

As gathered, the victim was at the beach for a spiritual session with friends to seek God’s intervention over some critical issues affecting their various endeavors.

On Wednesday, it was learnt that the divers and marine have started combing the beach for a search and rescue operations.

The Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development to newsmen, stressed that divers were battling to recover the body of a 30-year-old man.

He said that a report to the police indicated that the man, simply identified as Samuel, had gone to pray at the beach with his friends.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the Ilasan Police Division at about 7.20 a.m. on Tuesday by a man whose name was not mentioned.

Hundeyin 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 image maker said that the report stated that during the prayer session, at about 4.00 a.m., 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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