An unidentified woman, on Thursday, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge in a suicide attempt.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osanayintolu said that the victim has not been seen yet as rescue operation begins.
He said on getting information about the incident, the agency’s Response Team, swung into action.
However, on arrival, officials discovered that the woman had a heated altercation with her fiancé shortly before plunging into the lagoon.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu, “Upon arrival of the LRT at the incident scene, investigation revealed that a lady in her late thirties (30s) plunged into the Lagos lagoon
”Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from a Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon.
”The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiance before alighting from the car.
”The LRT, Men of Lagos State fire and rescue service, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Service (DSS) are currently on ground working better together to search for the victim. Operation ongoing.“