30-year-old Man Drowns in Lagos Beach During Prayers

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A 30-year-old man has drowned at the Elegushi beach, Lagos, where he had gone for prayers.

The spokesman for the police command in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday.

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

Hundeyin said the case was reported to the Ilasan Police Division by a man whose name was not mentioned at about twenty past seven in the morning on Tuesday.

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

The officer said 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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