Man Who Jumped into Lagos Lagoon Identified

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Friday said they have identified the man who jumped into the lagoon at about in the early hours of Friday in an apparent suicide bid.
The man, identified as Oluseyi Adekunle, jumped into the Lagoon in Lagos from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.
It is yet to be ascertained why he jumped into the Lagoon.
Witnesses claimed Adekunle jumped over the rails and into the Lagoon after dropping his bag.
His ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the incident, thereby revealing his identity.
The footage captured how the man jumped into the Lagoon after he pulled off his clothes and shoe while noticing there was no one around him.
Officials of LASEMA, the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division thereafter sought to rescue the man.
It was gathered that the body was yet to be found as at Friday afternoon.
“Effort is ongoing to recover the body by men of the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterways Authority combing through the waters for over three hours,” LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu said Friday afternoon.
Tiamiyu also said that it would be inappropriate to release the identity of the man but that his family has been contacted.
Also, all items found, believed to belong to him, have been handed over to the Nigerian Police, Maroko Division for further investigation.

Author: News Editor

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