Last updated on October 12th, 2023 at 06:02 pm
A yet-to-be-identified lady jumped into the Lagos lagoon on Thursday.
The incident occurred at the Third Mainland Bridge around 10 a.m.
The Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that the individual is in her late 30s.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the lady jumped off into the lagoon after she alighted from a Uber car on the bridge.
The Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, announcing the commencement of the rescue effort, said:
The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiance before alighting from the car.”
Oke-Osanyintolu said operatives of Fire Service, LASWA, Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) were assisting LASEMA.
In other news.
Shooter of student protesters arrested – Osun Police
The Osun State Police Command has arrested Falomo Tolulope, 32, the prime suspect in the shooting of protesting students of the Osun State College of Education on October 27, 2022, in Ilesa.
A press statement released on Thursday in Osogbo and signed by Yemisi Opalola, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
Revealed that Falomo shot at the victims with a pump-action gun over an argument that ensued between him and the protesters and afterwards fled the scene.
He was, however, arrested on November 7, 2022, in his hideout at Odo Oro Area, Ilesa, where he was hibernating and the pump-action gun was recovered from him with one expended cartridge, following a determined statewide search by the police.
According to the statement: “Three students of the institution [who] sustained different degrees of injuries on their arms and legs [have been] treated and discharged.”
The Police spokesperson assured the public that the Osun State Police Command under the leadership of Commissioner of Police Faleye Olaleye is not relenting in the quest to ensure that the state is a sanctuary for all peace-loving citizens.
Stressing that the CP is determined to rid the state of criminal elements, she further noted that over 200 criminals have been arrested since he resumed office in the state.