Man drowns at Alpha Beach after going to swim with friends

Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin

Police in Lagos have confirmed that a 26-year-old man Olamilekan Olubusade drowned at Alpha Beach while swimming with his friends.

Spokesman of the Command Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, said Olubusade’s body was yet to be recovered as of press time.

Hundeyin said that the older brother of the deceased, Ayorinde Olubusade, reported the case to the Ilasan police division on Tuesday at about 2:20 am.

He said that information received from Ayorinde revealed that on Monday, at about 5.17 p.m. his younger brother who lived at Igbo Efon area, Ilasan of Lagos went to Alpha Beach, Igbo Efon to swim with his friends.

“Ayorinde said his younger brother allegedly drowned in the beach. All efforts to trace him proved abortive.

“Based on the report, the police visited the scene and were photographed by a team of Marine and conventional Policemen.

“Meanwhile, search and rescue operations by Marine police and local divers, with a view to recovering the body are being intensified. Investigation is in progress,” Hundeyin said.

In another development, a 42-year-old pedestrian, Kareem Moshood, was knocked down on Monday while crossing the Lagos-Badagry expressway, Morogbo at Agogo Igbala bus stop.

Hundeyin said that as a result of the accident, the victim, who lived at No. 20, Kolawole Street, Pako Ketu, died on the spot.

The driver of the vehicle has been detained.