The Police in Lagos yesterday said efforts were still being made to recover the body of the 17-year-old son of a pastor who drowned Sunday, in Lekki Beach, Lagos.
The deceased, Samuel Obu who happens to be the first child of his parents, in company of a female member of his father’s church, Comfort Adikpe, her boyfriend, Busayo and her younger brother, Godwin, reportedly went to the beach to celebrate the festive period.
It was gathered that before Samuel went to the beach on Sunday, he approached his mother to give him transport money. But when she delayed, he went into his mother’s bedroom and picked a N1,000 note for his journey.
Eye witnesses said he snapped some pictures with his friends before he went to swim.
Comfort confirmed that Samuel drowned at the beach when he and her brother, Godwin, went to play in the Atlantic sea waves.
“When the wave swept him away, we begged the divers to rescue Samuel and after some efforts they retreated when the wave was about sweeping them away also.”
She added that Pastor Obu was informed on phone that his son had been swept away by the wave while the matter was later reported at the police station at about 7.35 p.m on Sunday.
She said she was detained till the following morning when she was released.
Comfort, a recharge card seller who hails from Benue State, north-central Nigeria, added that Samuel and Godwin were drummers at Latter House of God founded by Samuel’s father.