How Two UNILAG Students Drowned in Lagos Beach

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Chiemelie Ezeobi

Three days after the duo of Funmi Odusina and Sola Ogunmefun, both masters students of International Law and Diplomacy, drowned at Elegushi beach, it was gathered that the former died while trying to save the latter.

According to an eyewitness account, the duo lost their lives at a friend’s birthday party that was organised at Elegushi Beach because there was no life guard or an emergency medical unit.

Although she was fished out after the boisterous waves had swept her away, 24-year-old Odusina was said to have later died on the way to the hospital.

While 27-year-old Ogunmefun was the personal assistant to the Ogun state commissioner of technology, 24-year-old Odusina was a chartered personnel manager.

Speaking to journalists, Odusina’s aunt, Miss Bukola Odunsi, said, “On that fateful day my parents and I were at home when we received a phone call from her boss that someone called him from Island General Hospital that Funmi was rushed to the emergency unit of the hospital.

“Immediately my elder sister received the call, she in turn called someone at her hostel at UNILAG. The person later confirmed the incident and that was how we dashed to the hospital only to be told that she had died.

“They deposited her remains at the mortuary but the management of the hospital allowed us to see her remains in the mortuary. Her death is painful.

“Since the incident, our parents have not been stable because the deceased was a brilliant student. She graduated from Covenant University two year ago. We are going to miss her.”

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