A middle-aged woman reportedly jumped into the lagoon in the Maza-Maza area of the state, a day after Dr. Allwell Orji plunged into the Lagos lagoon.
The woman was however lucky, as she was rescued by some local fishermen and divers in the area.
According to witnesses, the woman, dressed in a blouse and trousers was earlier seen walking aimlessly and when she got to the middle of the Maza-Maza bridge, she climbed the rail and plunged into the lagoon, but the fishermen dived in after her and she was rescued.
Although her details are yet to be ascertained, it was gathered that she was rushed to a nearby hospital by her rescuers.
The Lagos Police have said that they are unsure of the identity of the body recovered from the Lagos Lagoon, after confirming to Channels Television that the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Sunday had been recovered.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni had earlier claimed that Dr. Orji’s body was found by the Marine Police, at the Onikan end of the Lagoon.
It was a sad Sunday as a middle-aged man allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the popular and busy Lagos Third Mainland Bridge.
According to temporary reports from Police authorities, the man who was identified as Orji and said to be a medical doctor, asked his driver to stop before jumping across the bridge and into the water.
The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) in a statement said there was a distress call of a man who parked his grey coloured Nissan SUV about 4.50 pm around Adekunle and jumped into the Lagos lagoon.
LASEMA said efforts were being made to recover Orji’s body while the vehicle and the driver have been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation.
The 11-kilometre Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainalnd across the Lagos lagoon.