Authorities identify man who jump into Lagos lagoon

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By Folarin Emmanuel, Abuja

A man who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, on Friday from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge has been identified Oluseyi Adekunle.

Adekunle, who, appeared to be on his way to work dropped his bag at the rails before taking the plunge into the Lagoon in an apparent suicide bid.

His ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the sad incident, thereby revealing his identity.

Officials of the Lagos Waterways Authority, the state emergency management agency and the marine police rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue the victim.

After a four-hour search without recovery of the body, the officials had to call off the joint operation.

The authorities are still investigating the cause of Adekunle’s action as he is believed to have committed suicide.

This incident comes barely six months after a medical doctor identified as Allwell Orji jumped to his death from the third mainland bridge into the lagoon.

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