Tragedy: Ikoyi Golf Club Manager’s Corpse Recovered From Majidun River

Hours after a Toyota Hilux van owned by the Ikoyi Golf Club, plunged into the Majidun River in Ikorodu, Lagos State, the body of the manager of the elite Golf Club, Lagos, Mr. Kolawole Ahmed, was said to have been recovered by the rescue team in the early hours of Saturday. The incident was said to have claimed the lives of four persons in the van.

The rescue team consisted of personnel of the Nigerian Navy (NN), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the state police command who were assisted by local divers.

The four persons were in a Hilux pick-up van with registration number KSF918AU belonging to Ahmed when they met their death. It was gathered that Ahmed alongside the other three occupants were on their way back from the golf club when the van plunged into the river at about 5.20am.  While Ahmed’s body has been recovered and identified, the bodies of the three other occupants of the van were yet to be found as at press time.
Ahmed’s body has however been deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, while his relations were said to be running around for the documentation for immediate collection of his remains so that he could be buried as quickly as possible in line with Islamic injunction.

Confirming the recovery of the body, NEMA Public Relations Officer, South-west Zone, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said the rescue team recovered the said body at about 8.23am yesterday. He said: “The identified body of Mr. Kolawole Ahmed, who drove the ill-fated Toyota Hilux van was recovered at 8:23 am and the possibility of further recovery is highly remote. “This is because while eyewitnesses account said four persons were in the car, accounts of the Ikoyi Golf Club authorities contradict this claim as they maintained that Ahmed left alone.”

Farinloye added that the emergency agencies would continue searching for more bodies in case there were more bodies to be recovered.



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