Two siblings of the same mother have been found dead after they drowned in a Lagos Lagoos after returning from school.
A family living in the Ibeshe area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, was thrown into sorrow and tears after the bodies of their two young children, Marvellous and Godspower Ebubenwachukwu, who were aged 11 and 14 respectively, were discovered in a Lagoon in the area hours after they returned from school.
It was gathered that the children had gone out to play with their mates on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and were not found again, leading to them being declared missing after a search party could not locate them, only for the bodies to be discovered.
A Facebook user who is close to the family, Onwuasoanya Jones, shared the sad tragedy that befell the family on his wall:-
“Could there be a worst tragedy than having to see your grown up children taken away, just when you are so sure you have got them for keeps?
At 11 and 14 years of age, parents have started rejoicing and even counting the days on when to start reaping the fruits of their investments on their children.
But when the wicked hands of death chose such a time in their lives to snap them away, then there is little condolences can do.
When I spoke with these children’s mother a few minutes ago, I didn’t find the right words to express my condolences, nor soothing words to comfort her over the loss of her children.
It would have been easier if these children were sick, but for children who returned from school and went out to play, only to be reported missing and after two days, their corpses were recovered from a lagoon, I do not know of a worst heartbreak.
When I brought the bitter news of the disappearance of these two angels to our notice, yesterday, I didn’t tell us then, how closely connected to the case I am.
Marvellous and Godspower were my wife’s first cousins. Theirs is that kind of family you never get to know whose child is who, as cousins relate so closely more than some siblings.
Nda Chioma, their mother, is a fine soul, and the last of my mother-in-law’s siblings.
Beautiful like all of them. Young and hardworking, she had the best dreams for all her children, including these boys who have now joined God in Heaven.
We can only imagine the pains of their parents, but we should never pray to come close to such experience in this life.
This is the kind of thing that tempt one to question God, but God knows everything and whatever He allows, he knows the reasons for sure.”
“I am sure these boys are in Heaven with their Creator; my prayer is that God gives the parents, especially their mother, the strength to beat this grievous loss.”
May their souls of the kids rest in peace, Amen.