A 13-year-old boy, Kelvin Onyengba, has drowned during a hangout at the Alatise beach in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Reports gathered that the incident occurred at about 12:00pm on Tuesday.

It was also gathered that the deceased went swimming with five of his friends.

A police source told our correspondent that the tragedy occurred on February 27 adding that the boy Kelvin died as a result of the sea’s waves.

The source, “The incident happened yesterday. The mother of the boy said that the wave of the water swept her son. According to her, he went out with five of his friends to swim and hang out, but unfortunately, the boy did not come back to his parents.”

When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.


Hundeyin said that the scene of the incident had been visited by detectives from the area, adding that the family of the deceased still awaited the missing body.

The scene of the incident was visited by detectives from the division while the family was waiting for the body to emerge from the sea.

ABNTV had reported that a fun-seeking Lagos-based prophet, Oriyomi Remilekun, was said to have drowned during a beach hangout in the Ajah area of the state to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day.

It was learnt learnt that the deceased led some youths from his white garment church to the Avista beach situated in the area on Saturday, February 17, to commemorate the day. A source privy to the incident said that the picnic, which lasted through the evening, ended when the whereabouts of the late Oriyomi became unknown.




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