Man drowns while praying at Lagos beach


CITIZENS COMPASS – A 30-year-old man has allegedly drowned at the Elegushi Beach, Lagos, State while praying.

Lagos State Police Command confirmed this on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, saying it has launched an investigation into the incident while divers were battling to recover the body. 

Spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that a report to the police indicated that the man, simply identified as Samuel, was praying at Elegushi beach with his friends when the incident happened.

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.

He 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 of the fate of the man who drowned in Elegushi beach while praying. 




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