Man jumps into Lagos lagoon, identity revealed

A man identified as Oluseyi Adekunle, on Friday jumped into the Lagoon in Lagos from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

According to witnesses, the incident happened in the morning.

They added that Adekunle dropped his bag containing his ATM card and other items before diving into the lagoon.

The items in his bag led to the discovery of his identity.

Officials of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and the Marine Police Authorities called off a search operation after hours of searching for his body.

Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed his identity.

“Report on the suicide was reported at Maroko Division at about 10:15am and police operatives quickly rushed to the scene and alerted rescue unit.

“During a search of the area, his mobile phone was retrieved from the scene. The man is about 40 years of age named Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo state.

“Rescue operations by the police and other bodies is ongoing, “ the police spokesman told pressmen on Friday in Lagos.

The incident comes six months after Allwell Oji, a medical doctor, jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge.

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