Two postgraduate students drown in Lagos beach
Two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have allegedly drowned at the Elegushi Beach in Lagos.
According to their friend, Ginika Okolo, who took to social media to mourn them, the two ladies, Funmi, 24, and Shola, 27, were swept away by high tides on Sunday afternoon while celebrating a friend’s birthday.
The duo, who graduated from Covenant University were said to be on the verge of completing their Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy at UNILAG.
Mourning her friends, Okolo blamed the absence of lifeguards and other safety measures for their death. She said: “Some of us have been awake and have cried our lives out. I shutdown today because of the death of these two. Oh life, what a waste!!!
“Our tears have turned to anger because their lives were carelessly taken away by Elegushi heavy tide. Is there not a rescue team? Don’t people pay to enter the beach? Funmi and Shola had bright future, but all that is gone.
“This is so sad, but we must bring this awareness to public space because their lives were not worthless, to have died carelessly like this. We need wave alarm system, emergency medical unit, patrol unit, good rescue team in all Nigerian beaches,” she wrote.
When contacted, the state command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said the police were yet to establish if such incident occurred.