40-year-old man, Famous-Cole, jumps into the lagoon in Lagos
The police have confirmed the identity of a 40-year-old man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos on Friday in an apparent suicide plunge. Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous – Cole, identified the man as Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo State.
“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. Newsmen report that Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Marine Police were at the scene in search of the body.
It was unclear what led to the suicide plunge but newsmen gathered that the man pulled off his clothes and left some belongings, including his phone and ATM card, before jumping into the lagoon.
A similar incident happened in Lagos about six months ago when a medical doctor, Allwell Oji, jumped into the lagoon.
The incident happened at the Adekunle area of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Orji who was in a Sport Utility Vehicle on his way to Lagos Island at about 4pm on Sunday asked his driver to stop after he received a call.
He then walked to the railings on the bridge and jumped into the lagoon
. with NAN