By Cisi Eze
A 40-year-old man said to be from Ondo State took a plunge off the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge into his demise on Friday October 20, 2017.
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 pressmen on Friday in Lagos after a four-hour search went on to find Adekunle.
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, jumped off the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge to his death.
What could be the reason for these suicides?