Body of Man who Plunged off Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Found

Rescue agencies who had been searching for the the body of one Adekunle Oluseyi John (40) from Ondo State have eventually found his body.

The body was discovered two days after he took a plunge into the Lagoon off the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge into his demise on October 20, 2017.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) converged on the bridge early on Sunday to assess the state of the body.

Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous–Cole had on Saturday identified the man as Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo State.

Famous-Cole said: “Report on the suicide was reported at Maroko Division at about 10:15 am on Friday and police operatives quickly rushed to the scene and alerted rescue unit.

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“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 spoke with newsmen on Friday after a four-hour search for the body.

His identity was uncovered after his ATM card and other items were recovered from the scene of the incident by rescue officials comprising of the Lagos Waterways Authority, the state emergency management agency and the marine police who rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue the victim.

The deceased, who seemed to be on his way to work, dropped his bag, pulled off his clothes and left some belongings – including his phone and ATM card, before leaping off the bridge to fall into the lagoon.

The authorities are yet to ascertain the cause of his suicide.

Earlier in the year, a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, had also jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge to his death.

 

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