Man found in water at Brighton Marina named by police

Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 6:51 pm

The man found in the water at Brighton Marina has been named today (Tuesday 26 February) by police.

Oluwademilade Adekanmbi

Oluwademilade Adekanmbi, 20, was a third-year computer science student at Sussex University who lived in Brighton.

He previously lived in Lagos in Nigeria.

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A search started in the early hours of Saturday (23 February) after reports of a body in the water near Victory Mews.

Mr Adekanmbi was found on Saturday afternoon.

Sussex Police said this afternoon: “The body of a man found in the water at Brighton Marina on Saturday (23 February) has been identified as Oluwademilade Adekanmbi aged 20.

“He was from Nigeria and was studying in Brighton.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been notified.”

Sussex University said: “This is extremely sad news and our thoughts are of course with Oluwademilade’s family and friends at this time.

“We are offering support to our campus community and encourage students to contact our Student Life Centre if they need support.”

  1. Jbl Reply

    That is so sad someone who came here for a new life ,and ends this way

  2. Sunday Alabi Reply

    Very sad and painful,may his soul rest in peace.

  3. Omolayo Moyo Reply

    I knew him in Nigeria. Great lad. Sad much. RIP Bro.

  4. Sam Adekanmbi Reply

    It so sad that my son death came to us as a surprise. This is a young man that supposed to graduate in three months time.We hope the authority will carry out a thorough investigation so as to establish the root cause of his death. He was not probably alone at the scene of the incident. The family will like to know those who were with him and the time before he was reported drown.

    • Dami Reply

      Hello sir. I’m extremely saddened by the death of your son as I knew him quite well. We’re praying for God’s strength for you and the family. We his friends in Lagos would like to know if we can do anything in his honor or be able to come visit the family. Hoping to hear from you soon. Sincere condolences.

    • Taiwo Onayinka Reply

      An holistic investigation must be carried out. What has the Nigerian embassy done about this? If the police authorities are not willing to investigate, an order of mandamus must be obtained against them to enforce the investigation. Who is the other man that went there with him? Why are they not investigating the identity of the other person. A lot of questions are yet unanswered. The statement of the police ruling his death as unsuspicious is preposterous and surreptitious. The coast guard present there needs to be questioned appropriately.

  5. Remi Oladipo Reply

    This a very deep wound and a great pain to our family but God knows best. We rest our hope in that God knows best. Let us be strong as I believe God. Through the love of God our savior, all will be well🤲 Amen

  6. Futterflt Reply

    So sad. Very sorry about your son. I hope no one had anything’s to do with his death.

  7. Shade Adekanmbi Reply

    Please we still need more updates about the incident and the way forward

  8. Ihinosen Omojola Reply

    This is such an unfortunate and shocking incident..Demilade is an awesome person and we were really close..Things are still not adding up..my sincere condolences to the family. My his soul rest in perfect peace.

  9. Folashade Fakayejo Reply

    It’s sad to hear this shocking news. My daughter in Canada sent it to me and since I heard the news, I’ve not been my self. I sympathize with the family and my prayers are that God will expose every hidden secrets and console the family. My sister it is well ma.God will be glorify in your family.

  10. Awojobi Olakunle Reply

    So sad,may God Almighty comfort the family.

  11. Joseph Olufemi Israel Reply

    Egbon Bimpe. It is a sad shock. Please be condoled. Such can be most painful, but hope in God is greater. God comfort the entire family.

  12. Ade Reply

    God grant the parents the fortitude to bear the loss. May we not experience this in an attempt to ensure the best education is availed to our children. IJN Amen!

  13. Adeyemi Adenike. Reply

    It hurts!
    God will uphold the family.

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