More details of woman who jumped into Lagos lagoon


There have been different accounts of an unidentified woman who jumped into the lagoon in Lagos on Sunday.

A version of the account said that the woman was a passenger in an Uber car and told the driver to stop. She then reportedly crossed the road and plunged into the lagoon.

Another version had that the deceased was a man, who parked his Ford Explorer car on the third Mainland bridge and plunged into the lagoon. Picture of the vehicle with plate number APP 190 CE went viral on social media yesterday.

When contacted, spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Chile Oti, confirmed the incident.

Akinwunmi Ambode
Akinwunmi Ambode

He stated, “When the information reached the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, he directed rescue team comprising policemen from the Marine Police, the Rapid Response Squad, RRS and those from the three divisions around the area: Adeniji Adele, Oworoshoki and Adekunle divisions. The Police rescue team are still at work as I speak, in collaboration with agencies like the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA the Lagos State State Ambulance Service and the Federal Road Safety Corp personnel. So far, they have not succeeded in recovering the body. Any development on it will be communicated to the public.”