Woman Plunges Into Lagos Lagoon


An unidentified woman has plunged into the lagoon on 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos State. The incident happened around 6pm on Sunday.

There has however, been conflicting accounts of the incident. One version of the account said the woman was a passenger in an UBER car, driving inward Lagos Island, when she told the driver to stop. She reportedly alighted from the vehicle, crossed the road and plunged into the lagoon.

Another version said that the deceased was a man, who parked his Ford Explorer car on top of the 3rd Mainland bridge and plunged into the lagoon. Pictures of the vehicle with plate number APP 190 CE have since gone viral on social media to locate family and friends of the mysterious person.

[caption id="attachment_391379" align="alignright" width="225"] The parked Ford Explorer car[/caption]

As at 8.45pm, efforts were still on to recover her body, without luck.

Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said that the command received information on the incident.

He said: “When the information reached the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, he directed rescue team comprising policemen from the Marine Police, the Rapid Response Squad, RRS and those from the three divisions around the area: Adeniji Adele, Oworoshoki and Adekunle divisions.

“The Police rescue team are still at work as I speak, in collaboration with agencies like the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA the Lagos State State Ambulance Service and the Federal Road Safety Corp personnel. So far, they have not succeeded in recovering the body. Any development on it will be communicated to the public.”

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