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Two beach managers nabbed over drowning of Unilag students



Two beach managers nabbed over drowning of Unilag students
The drowning of two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos during their friend’s birthday at the Elegushi Beach in Ajah has led to the arrest of two managers of the facility.
It was reported that three victims including Adesola Ogunmefun and 25-year-old Funmi Odusina – were having fun with their friend, Bolu at the beach when they were submerged by strong tides, which swept them into the Atlantic Ocean.
Witnesses say one of the three: Ogunmefun was brought out dead, while Bolu and Odusina were taken to a private hospital nearby which rejected them both.
Unfortunately, Odusina who was struggling to stay alive lost her battle as she died on the way to the Lagos Island General Hospital, while Bolu survived.
The beach management were largely blamed for the deaths of Odusina and Ogunmefun as they could not provide necessary safety devices like life guards, a wave alarm system, an ambulance and a medical unit at the facility.
Commenting on the incident, SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relationship Officer said the two unnamed suspects were being interrogated and a visit to the scene of the crime would be carried out soon.
“The command has arrested two managers of the beach and they are being interrogated. We don’t want to release their names now so as not to infringe on their human rights. As soon as we ascertain their culpability, their names will be made public.
“We hope to arrest more persons and we will visit the scene of the crime to know what transpired.” Badmos said.
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