Fate unknown as man plunges into Lagos Lagoon

By Omon Smart

An unidentified man on Saturday jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, as his fate remains unknown.

The man was said to be heading towards Lagos Island in an Uber car which had picked him from Gbagada.

Midway into the journey, he was said to have told the cab driver to pull to a stop as he had a stomach ache.

The driver obliged him. But as soon as he god down from the car, the man jumped into the waters below.

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident, saying that rescue operation was ongoing.

He said, “The guy boarded Uber from Gbagada and when they got to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he had stomach upset and that he needed to relieve himself. So when the driver parked, he got down from the vehicle, abandoned his belongings and jumped into the water.

“The incident happened around 11 am and our team has responded but I can’t confirm if he would be rescued alive or dead.”

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