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Police disclose identity of man who dived into lagoon

Police disclose identity of man who dived into lagoon”

Oluseyi Adekunle, a resident of Lagos State, has been identified as the man who jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge on Friday morning, rescue officials say.

The man, Adekunle Oluseyi, reportedly took off his clothes, phone, wristwatch, wallet, band and shoes before jumping into the water at about 10am.

His ATM card and other items have now been recovered from the scene of the sad incident.

"Rescue operations by the police and other bodies is ongoing, " the police spokesman told pressmen on Friday in Lagos.

"During a search of the area, his mobile phone was retrieved from the scene".

Officials of LASEMA, the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division thereafter sought to rescue the man.

The authorities are said to be investigating the cause of Adekunle's action, as he is believed to have committed suicide.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the suicide jump into the Lagos Lagoon today by a man, but the agency said it will not reveal his identity. One of the victims was a doctor, Allwell Orji, whose body was recovered days after he jumped into the lagoon in March.



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