Tragedy as unidentified man jumps into lagoon in Lagos
Motorists on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge were made to spend more travel time than expected after a yet-to-be-identified person was reported to have jumped into the lagoon from bridge in the state.
insightonline.com gathered, the man was suspected to be a dispatch rider who left his bike on the bridge and jumped into the lagoon.
It was learnt that many that saw him had thought he was about to fix his bike but suddenly was seen to have gripped the balustrades and jumped over straight into the lagoon.
Eyewitnesses narrated that efforts to prevent him proved abortive as traffic hawkers and passersby arrived the spot seconds late.
The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident and assured Lagosians that all emergency agencies have been mobilised to the scene for search and rescue operations.
According to him: “Our men are there, controlling the crowd as other rescue teams arrive”.