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22-Year-Old Commits Suicide, Jumping Off Third Mainland Bridge Into Lagoon



Motorists along Lagos Third Mainland bridge  were subdued by emotions over suicide by 22-year old boy who jumped into the lagoon with his body yet to be recovered as at the time of report.

The  Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other security agencies battled to recover the body of Daibo Davis, Saturday.

The actual cause of the suicide is yet to be verified.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

He said that LASEMA was collaborating with some other agencies in the rescue operation.

According to him, a male adult named Daibo Davies, who was born  on 22nd July, 1998, jumped into the lagoon -Adeniji Adele inward.

He said that Davis was coming from a hospital with an Uber taxi, when he stopped and jumped into the lagoon.

He said that LASEMA  got  information about Davies from the taxi driver.

“The Uber driver said the missing guy was residing at 17, Sosanya St., Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos.

“Investigations revealed that he told the Uber driver that he had a stomach upset.

“The driver stopped at his request; he then jumped off the bridge.”

The LASEMA boss said that Davis had yet to be found as at the time of this report.

“The agency’s response team, with the Lagos Fire Service, Marine Rescue team, Lagos State Waterways Authority,  Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Marine Police and local divers are on ground,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He said that rescue operations  were ongoing, adding that the agency would provide an update  on the incident as soon as possible.  (NAN)

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