Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Posted By Admin
Published By Fitness Network Communications
Three Children of the same parents have drowned in a swimming pool at their Cooplag estate in Lekki , Ajah area of Lagos state.
There are multiple reports that three kids from same mother allegedly drowned in a pool at Cooplag estate on orchid road in Lekki, Lagos.
Investigation revealed that three kids came to visit a relative along with their mother.
The kids wore their swimming trunks and sneaked out to the pool without anybody’s noticed and there was a notice of “no swim”at the pool side .
A nanny went there with another set of kids to check if the pool will be made available for them to use on that faithful day and saw three children who are lifeless inside the pool, two at the bottom and one floating.
Nanny with another three kids , on sighting the lifeless body they ran back home to tell inform their father.
They raised alarm, people came to rescue.
They took the Three kids to the hospital to see if they will still survived never knew the kids are already dead.
The three kids are from one mother and the husband is a military personnel serving in Maiduguri.
As at the time of reportage , the residents are outside looking so confused and moving around in groups waiting for the estate management.
Town Crier News Nigeria reports that according to Punch the couple who have been thrown into morning as a result of the ugly incident, had gone for an event when the three children left their house to swim in the pool on June 12.
An eyewitness said an alarm was raised after the three children were found motionless in the pool.
They were immediately removed from the pool and rushed to the hospital where they were confirmed dead.
“The incident happened at Cooplag estate Pool in Ajah.
Cooplag Estate has a pool generally accessible to residents.
The three siblings were the only children of their parents. When their parents left home for an event, they sneaked out to swim at the general pool and drowned.
Investigation also revealed that the Chief Security Officer of the estate was part of the people that found the children unresponsive and quickly rushed them to a hospital, where they were confirmed to be (BID) Brought In Dead .
They also quickly alerted the Ajah Police Divisional Headquarters to incident the case and also informed the parents that something urgent that required their attention had happened, but didn’t disclose what happened to their children.
So, the parents quickly aborted their outing. It was when they met the CSO and others that they were informed that their children drowned. Upon hearing that all their three children had died, both husband and wife fainted and were rushed to a hospital, where they were revived.
The children are all girls; the first child was 14-year-old; the second child was seven-year-old and the third child was three-year-old.
The ugly incident happened towards evening.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said
“The family are going through a difficult time. The incident happened on Sunday, June 12, 2022, but the CSO reported the case at the Ajah Police Station around 1am on Monday, June 13, 2022. The corpses of the victims have been deposited in a mortuary.
The victims were the only children of their parents. In fact, their parents fainted after they informed them that their children drowned.”
Hundeyin also condemned the estate management for not having readily available lifeguards to monitor activities around the pool.
“Just a piece of advice, do not use a swimming pool without an on-duty lifeguard. Do not swim at beaches without capable hands around. People are losing loved ones to avoidable drowning. Three siblings recently drowned together. Eldest was a teenager. Be careful out there. investigations are ongoing. ” he said