Identity Of Man Who Attempted Suicide By Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon, Revealed

 

Fresh facts have emerged regarding the young man that attempted to commit suicide along the third mainland bridge in Lagos.

The young man in question is said to be 28-years-old Princewill David a resident of Tajudeen Balogun street in Moshalash area of Igando, a suburb of Lagos where he trades in currency exchange.

According to the police, the victim explained that he took the step simply because his girlfriend who he has engaged in a long time relationship with declared that she is no longer interested.

The Lagos state police public relations officer, Bala Elkana explained that the victim is presently undergoing medical attention while an investigation is ongoing.

Another Man Jumps Into The Lagos Lagoon 

 

As the police battle to unravel the facts regarding the disappearance of Toju Daibo, another young man has attempted to commit suicide along the third mainland bridge in Lagos.

According to the cab driver, the yet to be identified man was alleged to have boarded a cab from Igando area of Lagos heading towards the island.

Around the Ebute Metta end, the passenger said that he is pressed and would want to alight from the cab.

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of the rapid response squad, Tunji Disu who confirmed the incident to Channels Television explained that the driver immediately called the attention of officers on duty on the bridge to rescue the man who had already plunged into the lagoon.

Mr Disu also added that the victim, however, landed on floating logs beneath the bridge making him sustain varying degrees of injury.

The victim has since been rescued and now receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Identity Of Youth Who Allegedly Jumped From 3rd Mainland Bridge Confirmed

 

The identity of the young man who was alleged to have jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge last Saturday, February 15, 2020 has been confirmed.

Mr Toju Davies Daibo, allegedly jumped into the lagoon from the bridge inward Adeniji Adele, after alighting from an Uber, complaining of stomach issues.

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His mother told Channels Television in an exclusive interview that it has been five days since the story broke, and she is appealing to the government to help her find her son.

According to her, Toju has no history of depression or drug use; he had just finished studying quantity survey from the University of Lagos and was looking forward to his NYSC and then his master’s degree studies in Canada.

His family is calling for any information from security agencies so they can have some closure on the incident.

Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

Police officers watch as emergency officials rescue a man who jumped into the Lagos lagoon on November 2, 2018. Photo: Twitter – @InsideMainland

 

A yet-to-be-identified man on Friday jumped into the Lagos lagoon through the Third Mainland Bridge.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed this to Channels Television via telephone shortly after the incident occurred.

He said the man was later pulled out of the lagoon by officials of the Lagos Waterways with the help of local divers.

The body of the victim has since been taken to a police station in the Yaba axis of the state.

The man was said to have alighted from a commercial vehicle before he jumped into the lagoon.

However, reports in some quarters claimed that the victim drove himself to a point on the bridge before plunging into the water.

Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

Rescue officials rescue a middle-aged man from the Lagos Lagoon.

 

A middle-aged man has been rescued from the Lagos lagoon after he allegedly jumped into the water from the Third mainland bridge.

The incident attracted a crowd of passers-by who stopped on the bridge to catch a glimpse of the man while being rescued by some fishermen and officials of the State Waterways Authority.

He is now, however, said to be receiving treatment at a hospital.

This is the latest in a series of suspected suicide attempts off the third mainland bridge.

In June 2018, there were reports of a woman who allegedly jumped off the bridge into the water.

In the same vein, a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, jumped to his death into the lagoon in March 2017.

LASEMA Recovers Man’s Body From Lagos Lagoon

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered a body believed to be that of 40-year old Mr Oluseyi Adekunle, who allegedly jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos lagoon, on Friday.

The body which was said to have been found floating by the river bank around the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge, was discovered by a local fisherman on Sunday morning at about 5.00am, after which the attention of the rescue agencies was called.

The body was recovered from the lagoon by coordinated efforts of officials of the LASEMA, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Marine Police and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

The body has been taken to the Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary for deposition.

Mr Adekunle who according to eyewitnesses, appeared to be on his way to work on the fateful day, was said to have dropped his bag at the rails before taking the plunge in an apparent suicide bid.

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His ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the incident, thereby revealing his identity.

The authorities are, however, still investigating the cause of Adekunle’s action.

This incident comes barely six months after a medical doctor identified as Allwell Orji jumped to his death from the third mainland bridge into the lagoon.

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In a joint press conference of emergency responders at the incident scene, the General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, Managing Director, Mr Damilola Emmanuel, and the DPO Maroko Police Station declared the recovery exercise closed at about 11.30 am, as the dead body had been recovered.

“Suicide is not an option even in the dire economic circumstances.”

Mr Tiamiyu said that the Police will carry out further investigation on the matter.

Furthermore, he reiterated that the situation in the country isn’t enough reason for one to end his own life.

He, therefore, enjoined Lagosians to always endeavour to be their brother’s keeper by reporting any of such incidents on time so as to avoid the repeat of such an ugly incident in the State.

Authorities Identify Man Who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon

The man who jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Friday morning has been identified as Oluseyi Adekunle.

Adekunle, who, appeared to be on his way to work dropped his bag at the rails before taking the plunge into the Lagoon in an apparent suicide bid.

His ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the sad incident, thereby revealing his identity.

Officials of the Lagos Waterways Authority, the state emergency management agency and the marine police rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue the victim.

After a four-hour search without recovery of the body, the officials had to call off the joint operation.

The authorities are still investigating the cause of Adekunle’s action as he is believed to have committed suicide.

This incident comes barely six months after a medical doctor identified as Allwell Orji jumped to his death from the third mainland bridge into the lagoon.

Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

An unidentified man has reportedly jumped into the Lagoon in Lagos from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

The man reportedly jumped into the lagoon on Friday morning, October 20.

Rescue officials combed the water in search of the unidentified man but are yet to find the body.

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Attempted Suicide: Two Women Rescued In Lagos

Attempted Suicide: Two Women Rescued In LagosBarely a week after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, took the plunge into the Lagos lagoon, two women have been rescued along the same axis.

One of the suspects, a 71-year-old food vendor, Abigal Ogunyinka, claimed that she collected a sum of money from a micro finance bank and had failed on the weekly refund for two weeks.

The second suspect, said to be a textile dealer in Lagos Island, had also made an attempt to jump into the lagoon from the Oworonsoki end before she was rescued.

She was alleged to have been indebted to her foreign partners.

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In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, said the State Command would ensure that the law takes its course in the matter.

“We will not close our eyes to ensuring that the law takes its course in some of these cases, we will take them through therapy.

“I have asked the Police Clinic to get psychologists that would take them through depression to purge out whatever is on their minds,” he said.

The Friday incidents make the second and third cases of suicide attempts foiled in Lagos State in less than a week.

The first was the case of a middle-aged woman who was rescued by some local fishermen and divers, after jumping into the lagoon in the Maza-Maza area of the state.

Marine Police Recover Allwell Orji’s Body From Lagos Lagoon

marine-policeThe body of Dr. Allwell Orji, who jumped off the third mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Sunday, March 19, has now been recovered.

The body was discovered at about 4:00 pm on Wednesday, around the CMS area of the lagoon by officers of the Lagos State Police marine.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said members of the late doctor’s family have identified the body.

“Just to be sure, we have called the driver, who was with him when the incident happened, and of course his younger brother who had been with us (Austin Orji) and they have positively identified the body to be that of Dr. Allwell.

“As the practice is, we will continue with our investigation to do all the other necessary things before the body can be released to the family.

“The thing happened towards the Adekunle area but as usual with tidal waves, the body was moved almost about seven kilometers from the main spot.”

He, however, stated that as soon as autopsy and other examinations are concluded, the body would be sent to the family.

Mr Owoseni had on Tuesday, claimed that Dr. Orji’s body was found by the Marine Police, at the Onikan end of the lagoon.

The Police later said that they were unsure of the identity of the body recovered.

Dr. Orji worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Reports from the Police authorities said he had asked his driver to stop the vehicle, he alighted, and then suddenly took the plunge into the lagoon.

Woman Rescued After Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon

Woman Rescued After Jumping Into Lagos LagoonA 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.

 

 

Lagos Police Retract Statement On Recovery Of Dr. Orji’s Body

Man Allegedly Drowned In Lagos Lagoon Yet To Be RecoveredThe 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.

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Dr. Orji allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the popular and busy Lagos Third Mainland Bridge.

Reports from the Police authorities said he had asked his driver to stop before jumping across the bridge.

Dr. Orji worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.