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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SAD: Pastor Owulo's 17-Year-Old Son Drowns at Lekki Beach

Samuel, the teenage son of Pastor Owulo Obu, has drowned at Lekki Beach, Lagos Nigeria, where he and others went for the New Year revelry.

P.M.NEWS learnt that while church members at Latter House of God Church located at 26/27 Guinness Street, Pero bus stop, Agege, Lagos, were preparing for their new year carnival, 17-year old Samuel in company of a female member of his father’s church, Comfort Adikpe, 30, her boyfriend, Busayo and her younger brother, Godwin, went to the beach to enjoy themselves.

P.M.NEWS gathered that before Samuel went to the beach on Sunday, he approached his mother to give him transport money. But when she delayed, he went into his mother’s bedroom and picked a N1,000 note for his journey.


Comfort confirmed that Samuel drowned at the beach when he and her brother, Godwin, went to play in the Atlantic sea waves.


“When the wave swept him away, we begged the divers to rescue Samuel and after some efforts they retreated when the wave was about sweeping them away also.”


She added that Pastor Obu was informed on phone that his son had been swept away by the wave while the matter was later reported at the police station at about 7.35 p.m on Sunday.

She said she was detained till the following morning when she was released.

Comfort, a recharge card seller who hails from Benue State, north-central Nigeria, added that Samuel and Godwin were drummers at Latter House of God founded by Samuel’s father.

At the pastor’s residence yesterday, the mother of the late Samuel was still in shock when P.M.NEWS called. All she could manage to say was, “we are still confused about what happened to my first child.”

PM News             

18 comments:

  1. Rip. Do people still play in the beach water and don't they put high tide signs up???

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  2. so sad :( may his soul RIP

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  3. I hate going to the beach in naija someone always drowns. RIP. I Wish u didnt go dere.

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  4. New Year tragedy...RIP.

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  5. na wa o!!hope say no b him papa enemies dey at work sha???

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  6. Dats fuckin sad mehn!! Same reason my dad wud neva allow me go to beach wit friends even at 20yrs....

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    1. small boy......so u ar just 20yrs my frnd....Go n read ur book

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    2. -___- @GALORE your point?

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    3. true oh galore dey give u advice for ur future ni...wetin u dey find for amebo blog at 20???? naija pls engage ur youths more productively....God help us

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  7. May his soul rest in perfect peace...Why was the lady detained though? Naija police too like to dey do over sabi...It makes no sense...

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  8. If only he knew that his mothers hesitation would have saved his life. He wouldn't have stolen that money. Anyways, God knows best. I just hope they tried the kiss of life on him. Cos it will hurt to know he acutally had a chance of survival they didn't explore.

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    1. ​kiss of life for someone who was swept away by the waves?? They didn't see his body..

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  9. Well from this story, I don't see anywhere it was written that d boy is dead. They just cannot find him cos the waves took him. He may just turn up alive somewhere else. God dey.

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  10. This is truly sad, may his soul rest in peace and his parents be given the fortitude (by God) to bear the loss

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  11. God please watch over me and my family

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  12. Most people cannot swim so why swim? The girl could be the evil one used to lure them to the beach.

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