Following the death of two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, who drowned in the Elegushi Beach during the celebration of their friend’s birthday, two managers of the popular beach have been arrested, the Punch is reporting.
The deceased, Adesola Ogunmefun and Funmi Odusina reportedly drowned after they got swept into the ocean by a strong current on Sunday.
Families and friends of the deceased had blamed the deaths on the alleged failure of the beach management to provide necessary safety devices like life guards, a wave alarm system, an ambulance and a medical unit at the facility and condemned the indifference of the hospitals that rejected the victims.
In the wake of the complaints, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, on Thursday confirmed that two managers of the beach have been arrested.
Badmos said the identities of the managers would be revealed after the command had ascertained their culpability.
“The command has arrested two managers of the beach and they are being interrogated.
“We hope to arrest more persons and we will visit the scene of the crime to know what transpired.
“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,” the PPRO stated.