2 Churchgoers Drown In Ogun River

Two churchgoers, Femi Akinola and Tunde Falade, have died after drowning in a river where they went to swim on Monday.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, in a statement on Tuesday, said the two persons who came from Lagos to the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Onikoko, via the Itori area of the state, were confirmed dead at the Ifo General Hospital where they were rushed to.

The PPRO said, “A member of the church, one Adebayo Adeosun, reported at the station around 6.30pm that some boys numbering about seven who came from Lagos on August 27, 2023, for his church inauguration, left the church premises to swim, and got drowned in the process.

“The two persons who drowned were later identified as Femi Akinola (32) of Odo Eran, Itire, Lagos State and Tunde Falade (35) of Kola Alagbado, Lagos, after they were rescued from the heavy tides. They were rushed to the Health Centre in Itori where they were unfortunately confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.”

Odutola added that the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Olayemi Jacob, detailed his team to visit the scene upon receipt of the report, and the DPO ascertained that there were no marks of violence and no foul play suspected.

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