A man, identified as Daibo Toju Davies on Saturday, jumped into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos state.
Davies of 17, Sosanya street, Soluyi, Gbagada, Lagos, was said to have jumped into the lagoon after he told the driver of the Uber car he boarded from a hospital in Gbagada to stop on the bridge.
Nosa Okunbor, public affairs officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said officials of the agency are currently making efforts to rescue the victim.
He said, “He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.”
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Suicide incidents on Third main land bridge has been on the rise of recent.
In 2017, a medical doctor, Alwell Orji, attached to a hospital in Aguda Surulere, Lagos, dived into the Lagoon from the bridge and many has since followed his foot steps.