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​Police reveal identity of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon

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The police have confirmed the identity of a 40-year-old man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos on Friday in an apparent suicide plunge.
Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous – Cole, identified the man as Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo State.
“Report on the suicide was reported at Maroko Division at about 10:15am and police operatives quickly rushed to the scene and alerted rescue unit.
“During a search of the area, his mobile phone was retrieved from the scene. The man is about 40 years of age named Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo state.
“Rescue operations by the police and other bodies is ongoing, “ the police spokesman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) had earlier said an unidentified person on Friday jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki Toll Gate bridge at about 9.58 a.m.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident.
According to the LCC, a man reportedly jumped into the lagoon around Lekki Toll Gate bridge.
Tiamiyu said the footage was captured through the camera when he suddenly pulled off his clothes and shoe, while noticing there was no one around him and jumped into the lagoon.
He said the agency immediately activated its emergency response with other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.
It was unclear what led to the suicide plunge left some belongings, including his phone and ATM card, before jumping into the lagoon.

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