Man Jumps Into Lagoon In Third Mainland Bridge
A man has plunged into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, report says on Saturday.
The victim, Toju Davies of No 17, Sosanya street, Soluyi, Gbagada, Lagos hired an Uber car from a hospital in Gbagada.
TheCable reports that the man ordered the driver to stop at the bridge after which he jumped into the Lagoon.
According to the Public Affairs Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor confirmed the incident to the Online medium.
Okunbor said officials were making every effort to rescue the victim.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon,” Okunbor said.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Davies isn’t the first Nigerian to use the Lagoon as a way out, in January, a man almost jumped into the river on the same bridge if not the effort of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on patrol who prevented him.
In 2018, a driver attached to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) jumped into the Lagoon from the same bridge.
He was reported to have pretended that he wanted to urinate a few minutes after highlighting from a commercial bus.
It could also be recalled that in 2017, a medical doctor named Alwell Orji also jumped into the Lagoon and his body was recovered days later.