Missing Body From Ikorodu Boat Mishap Recovered


The body of a man declared missing after the tragic boat mishap on Majidun River in Ikorodu, near Lagos on April 2 was recovered on Saturday.

Managing Director of LASWA, Mr. Olayinka Marinho, confirmed that a rescuer team recovered the lifeless body of the 38-year-old shipping company executive, identified as Mr. Isaac Akere, at 7.00 a.m.

A 22-capacity boat, plying Ebute-Ero to Ikorodu, was involved in the deadly incident which occurred on the river accident at 5.45p.m, leaving eight dead while 13 people were rescued.

It was gathered that the deceased, who died alongside his fiancé, was a staff of CMA CGM Delmas Nigeria Ltd., based in Apapa, Lagos.

Said Marinho: “Our search team discovered the wreck of the boat mishap that happened on Wednesday evening at Majidun in Ikorodu on Friday.

“Another team went in search of the missing body and it was recovered this morning.

“The body was identified by family members and a colleague of the deceased and it had been deposited at the hospital morgue,” Marinho said.

It was also gathered that news of Akere’s death came to the office through survivors of the accident, who worked in a neighbouring organisation.

Said one colleague of the deceased’s: “We got the news of the death of our colleague and his fiancée, whose wedding will come up on April 12 by two survivors who work in a nearby organisation.

The bodies of the dead people were initially taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital and later to General Hospital, Marina for further investigation by the Marine Police at Ikoyi, Lagos.