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San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by supereagle: 6:49am On Dec 25, 2010
A female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mrs. Sylvia Sinaba, drowned in the Oniru Private Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday while trying to save her secretary.


While the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident were still hazy, eyewitness account stated that the late Sinaba, who was a member of the Census Tribunal, drowned with the secretary she had tried to rescue.


It was learnt that the late senior advocate had joined other members of staff of her chamber for the end of year party of the legal firm.


“Her Legal Secretary, who was swimming, was struggling with the wave and she got in to rescue her. In the process, they both got taken by the high wave at the beach,” the source, who craved anonymity, said.


The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Police Command, Mr. Frank Mba, who spoke with SATURDAY PUNCH on Friday on the telephone, confirmed that the incident.


Mba, a Superintendent of Police, said the command did not have the details of the incident.


“We just heard that a SAN drowned at the Oniru Private Beach but we have not been fully briefed. So, we cannot make any comments on it until we complete our investigation into what had happened. A legal practitioner, Mr. Festus Keyamo, described the late Sinaba as an outstanding lawyer.


“She was a rare breed, brilliant, dedicated, committed learned friend. Even in death, she took the risk to help humanity. She was a shinning legal star,” he said.

http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201012252164371
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Ikeobinna(m): 12:23pm On Dec 25, 2010
Very pathetic story. God bless the dead.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by twinskenny(m): 12:30pm On Dec 25, 2010
I have witnessed something like two times now, is there no suppose to be a LIFEGUARD around our beach area this is pathetic, cant goverment do something about it?
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by RICHIEBOI1(m): 12:32pm On Dec 25, 2010
what a courageous woman. may her soul RIP. cry
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Mehiedu(m): 12:38pm On Dec 25, 2010
Really a sad incident.may their souls rest in perfect peace,Amen.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by tunyus(m): 12:45pm On Dec 25, 2010
What a terrible news,
a SAN for that matter
May they rest in peace may d lord give there family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by RICHIEBOI1(m): 12:50pm On Dec 25, 2010
tunyus:

What a terrible news,
a SAN for that matter
May they rest in peace may d lord give there family the fortitude to bear the great loss.

SAN no be human being like us? she's a mortal like us all. god rest her soul.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by tunde247: 12:54pm On Dec 25, 2010
oh jesus i feel bad na wah oh,
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by DAY12(m): 12:56pm On Dec 25, 2010
My God!
shocked shocked shocked
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by mekay(m): 1:01pm On Dec 25, 2010
Chai, May her soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by axeman85(m): 1:07pm On Dec 25, 2010
na wao really sad. but wetin the pa sef dey find for water when she no sabi swim, even if she sabo swim she no sabi say this one na sea with strong current and waves. and also where the life guards them dey sef.

anyone rip san.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by waooo(m): 1:54pm On Dec 25, 2010
may their soul rest in peace.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by SeunAero(m): 1:59pm On Dec 25, 2010
eyaaa , I cant believe dis is happening again. Alot of avertable tragedy just keep ceasing human lives here in Nigeria. Are we cursed or something?
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Seun(m): 2:04pm On Dec 25, 2010
It's really sad.  Knowing how to swim is no protection, actually, because the ocean is not a swimming pool.  May their souls rest in peace.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Ask4delaw(m): 2:11pm On Dec 25, 2010
What a sad one,may thr soul RIP.i hop we wil all learn from dis,av fun but b careful during dis yuletide season.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by snowdrops(m): 2:11pm On Dec 25, 2010
are there coast guards in naija? maybe lagos/federal govt. should look into this.

may her soul rest in peace. very sad indeed.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Bluetooth2: 2:14pm On Dec 25, 2010
They shouldn't have gone into the water;knowing fully well that they can't swim. anyways,may their souls RIP
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by turboman(m): 2:17pm On Dec 25, 2010
May their souls rest in perfect peace. Its a very rear gesture for a madam or oga to risk their life for a subordinate, wish every oga and madam would do same for their subordinates.

May God grant the families the fortitude to bear these losses especially in a season like this.

axeman85:

na wao really sad. but wetin the pa sef dey find for water when she no sabi swim, even if she sabo swim she no sabi say this one na sea with strong current and waves.   and also where the life guards them dey sef.

anyone rip san.

The life guards are usually the area boys (the ones born and bred on the river bank with extra-ordinary swimming abilities) who renders their priceless services for a little token or egunje, but most Lagosians see them as nuisance when they ask for egunje, downplaying their importance until something like this happens.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by edoyad(m): 2:32pm On Dec 25, 2010
Quite unfortunate for such valour to end in death. Even if one can swim, swimming in the ocean is a different ball game
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Bluetooth2: 2:46pm On Dec 25, 2010
turboman:

May their souls rest in perfect peace. Its a very rear gesture for a madam or oga to risk their life for a subordinate, wish every oga and madam would do same for their subordinates.

May God grant the families the fortitude to bear these losses especially in a season like this.

The life guards are usually the area boys (the ones born and bred on the river bank with extra-ordinary swimming abilities) who renders their priceless services for a little token or egunje, but most Lagosians see them as nuisance when they ask for egunje, downplaying their importance until something like this happens.
I understand where you are coming from.most people actually forgot that bastards too have their own advantages.Anyways,too bad if the government can't do something about this.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by toba: 3:06pm On Dec 25, 2010
the devil is a liar
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by drmoney: 3:11pm On Dec 25, 2010
Oniru is a private beach-let's not forget that!
The management of the beach should have ensured that life guards are around, or how are private beaches regulated world over?
Shouldn't that be part of the requirements to running a private beach.
What are we even saying-are there life guards in govt-owned beaches either?
Were they ever employed, if yes, why are they neva visible at the beaches.
I think soneone should be answering some questions.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Obijulius: 3:18pm On Dec 25, 2010
Mummywater @ work!!!
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by otokx(m): 3:32pm On Dec 25, 2010
Don't go near the water if you cannot swim.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Nobody: 3:46pm On Dec 25, 2010
otokx:

Don't go near the water if you cannot swim.
and to think this person is supposed to be ''learned'' Didnt she know dat to swim is one thing and to rescue a drowning person, another thing. Well may their soul rip, but this could have been avoided.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Princek12(m): 3:50pm On Dec 25, 2010
snowdrops:

are there coast guards in naija? maybe lagos/federal govt. should look into this.

may her soul rest in peace. very sad indeed.

In Naija, it's every man for himself.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by damipaul(m): 4:05pm On Dec 25, 2010
A very pathetic story. May their souls rest in peace
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by jesuseun1(m): 4:12pm On Dec 25, 2010
this is a great loss. this is an opportunity for someone or the state to start life guards business at beaches most especially during

festive periods,whoever is rescue will later pay some fee.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by Princek12(m): 4:44pm On Dec 25, 2010
snowdrops:

are there coast guards in naija? maybe lagos/federal govt. should look into this.

may her soul rest in peace. very sad indeed.

In Naija, it's every man for himself.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by latogng: 4:57pm On Dec 25, 2010
EVen if coast guard dey, Me i believe say mami water just wan chop!!prolly she get guest who made such crazy demands to be fed wit Humans, Folks should learn stay stay off the sea waves,
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by slap1(m): 5:01pm On Dec 25, 2010
Darthmaul:

and to think this person is supposed to be ''learned'' Didnt she know dat to swim is one thing and to rescue a drowning person, another thing. Well may their soul rip, but this could have been avoided.
What are you talking about? The lady acted on instincts. It's only a pity she died. She was brave and humble by risking her life for her subordinate. R.I.P.
Re: San Drowns In Lagos Beach Trying To Rescue Secretary by oderemo(m): 5:04pm On Dec 25, 2010
which mammy water , you guys with yor african mumbo jumbo.
a mistake was made on her part, she probably acted out of sheer instinct , which could happen to anyone.
I have done it b4, will do it 10x again.
RIP.

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