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Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon

A 22-year-old man has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon in an alleged move to take his own life, the  Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA ) has said.

LASEMA said it has begun a search for man identified as  Daibo Davis who jumped from the Third Mainland Bridge on Saturday.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

He said that LASEMA was collaborating with some other agencies in the rescue operation.

According to him, a male adult named Daibo Davies, who was born  on 22nd July, 1998, jumped into the lagoon -Adeniji Adele inward –  at 3.05p.m.

He said that Davis was coming from a hospital with an Uber taxi, when he stopped and jumped into the lagoon.

He said that LASEMA  got  information about Davies from the taxi driver.

“The Uber driver said the missing guy was residing at 17, Sosanya St., Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos.

“Investigations revealed that he told the Uber driver that he had a stomach upset.

” The driver stopped at his request; he then jumped off the bridge.”

The LASEMA boss said that Davis had yet to be found as at the time of this report.

“The agency’s response team, with the Lagos Fire Service, Marine Rescue team, Lagos State Waterways Authority,  Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Marine Police and local divers are on ground,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He said that rescue operations  were ongoing, adding that the agency would provide an update  on the incident as soon as possible.  (NAN)

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