It was a black Monday in Ikorodu following the water accident that happened around Offin Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Reports has it that 2 people were confirmed dead in the boat mishap and four others left injured in the accident that occurred around 7.00pm on Monday.
According to the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola EmmanueL, a fishing boat from Makoko Community with seven passengers onboard, which included five adults and two toddlers capsized into the Lagos lagoon while heading to Offin area in Ikorodu.
Further inquires revealed that the cause of the incidence was the rough water current usually recorded around the Area. The First responders to the incident was a passenger ferry that witness the incident before the arrival of LASWA rescue team.
“Inquiries reveal that the fishing boat which was clearly operating outside its fishing capability and therefore not equipped with necessary safety gadgets for passengers ferry operation carried the occupants who are all related and headed to Offin for a relative’s funeral,” he said.
Emmanuel said upon further investigations, it was revealed that all seven passengers on board were not wearing a life jacket, adding that “four passengers were rescued alive, two fatalities recorded and one passenger missing.