A 26-year-old man named Olamilekan Olubusade has reportedly drowned at Alpha Beach in Lagos while swimming with his friends.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident to the newsmen on Tuesday, said that his body was yet to be recovered as of press time.
Hundeyin said that the senior brother of the deceased, one Ayorinde Olubusade, reported the case to the Ilasan police division on Tuesday at about 2.20 p.m.
He said that information received from Ayorinde revealed that on Monday, at about 5.17 p.m. his younger brother, Olamilekan, of 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,” he said.
In another development, a 42-year-old pedestrian, Kareem Moshood, was allegedly knocked down on Monday while crossing the expressway at Agogo Igbala bus stop, on the Lagos-Badagry expressway, Morogbo.
The police image maker said that as a result of the accident, the victim, who lived at No. 20, Kolawole Street, Pako Ketu, died on the spot.
Hundeyin said that a team of traffic policemen visited the scene and photographed the spot, while the corpse was removed and deposited at a public mortuary for an autopsy.
He said that the driver of the Toyota Highlander SUV with registration number KRD 711 FX, Abiodun Rasheed had been detained over the incident, while an investigation was ongoing.