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LASEMA confirms suicide of unknown resident in Lagos lagoon

A yet to be identified person has reportedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki Toll Gate bridge at about 9.58 a.m.

Confirming the development to newsmen in Lagos on Friday, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident.

According to the LCC, a man reportedly jumped into the lagoon around Lekki Toll Gate bridge.

Tiamiyu said the footage was 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.

He said the agency immediately activated its emergency response with other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.

“Although the body is still missing, effort is ongoing to recover it by men of the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterways Authority. They are combing through the waters for over three hours on the possibility to recover the body with no sign of it in the water now.

“It will 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 said.

He said that LASEMA officials and other responders are on ground for indication as to how the body will be recovered.

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