An unidentified man has reportedly jumped into the Lagoon at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in a suicidal attempt, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have confirmed.
The Agency reported that they received the distress call from the LCC officials regarding a man who reportedly jumped into the lagoon around Lekki Toll Gate bridge at about 09:58 am this morning. The footage 09:58 am captured through the camera when he suddenly pulled off his clothes and shoe while noticing there was no one around him and jumped into the lagoon.
The Agency immediately activated its emergency response with other stakeholders, which includes the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.
Although the body is still missing but effort is on going to recover the body by men of the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterways Authority combing through the waters for over three hours on the possibilty to recover the body with no sign of the body in the water now.
The General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said that it would be inappropriate to release the identity of the man but his family has been contacted while all items found on him were also handed over to the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division for further investigation.
He however assures that his officials and other responders are on ground for indication as to how the body will be recovered.