The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, recovered bodies of two female victims involved in a boat mishap on Saturday in Ojo area of Lagos.
According to The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN), the boat was reported to have been conveying 10 passengers who were said to be returning from a party.
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The Managing Director of LASWA, Mr Yinka Marinho, identified the two causalities of the mishap as Temitope Bolarin-Ajayi and Princess Cythia John.
He disclosed that “The dead bodies of the two missing ladies were found floating and pulled out of the water. Also, the family members of the deceased were on ground with Mr Olukayode Are, Investigating Police Officer of Irewe Police Command, to identify the bodies.”
He added that, the police command informed the agency that the case had been transferred to the Marine Police at Onikan.
Marinho said the mishap was caused by reckless driving, lack of life jackets, night travel and the fact that the captain of the motorized boat was under the influence of alcohol.
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“The Captain of the boat Ola Ayodele, the celebrant Temitope Omidele and an invitee/ survivor Grace Bidoye, are currently in the custody of the Marine Police Head Office Onikan”, he said.
However, the ill-fated boat has been impounded by the agency.
Meanwhile, due to the re-occurrence of boat accidents in Lagos, Senator Solomon Adeola of Lagos West Senatorial District recently promised to donate 500 life jackets to boat operators in all the riverine areas of his district.