By Okuanwan Offiong
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.
LASEMA General Manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident.
According to the LCC, a man reportedly jumped into the lagoon around Lekki Toll Gate bridge.
Tiamiyu said the footage was captured through the camera when he suddenly pulled off his clothes and shoe, while noticing there was no one around him and jumped into the lagoon.
He said the agency immediately activated its emergency response with other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.
“Although the body is missing, effort is ongoing to recover it by men of the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterways Authority.
“They have combing through the waters for over three hours on the possibility to recover the body with no sign of it in the water now.
“It will be inappropriate to release the identity of the man but his family has been contacted, while all items found on him were also handed over to the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division for further investigation,’’ he said.