Tears flow as 28-year-old man jumps into Lagos Lagoon

  • A young man who hailed from Oyo state, Ibadan has taken his own life by jumping into a Lagos Lagoon
  • Before taking this decision, the deceased was said to have walked around the waterfront at Elegushi beach earlier, last week Wednesday, Wednesday, July 7, to be precise
  • The Lagos state police spokesperson who confirmed this development noted that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue

A 28-year-old man identified simply as Sodiq Aremu has taken his own life by jumping into the Lagos lagoon at Elegushi area of the state.
The deceased according to Daily Trust, was said to have strolled towards the waterfront at Elegushi beach around 11:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2022.

Police react
A police source said before anyone could decipher what was happening, the deceased dropped a bag he was holding and jumped into the water.

It was gathered that efforts made by those around the beach to rescue him proved abortive.

Police PPRO speaks
Lagos police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident said the corpse floated two days after.
Hundeyin, who disclosed that the deceased hailed from Ona Ara area of Ibadan, Oyo state, added that the deceased just dropped his bag and jumped into the beach at Elegushi.
He affirmed:
“Consequently, a team of policemen from the Marine Unit of the state police command visited the scene. The photograph of the corpse was taken before the body was deposited at the morgue.”
We have not seen his body: Family cries out, begins search for 21-year-old man who jumps into Lagos Lagoon
The family of a man identified as Olalekan Odunare, who jumped into a Lagoon located in the Epe area of Lagos, has begun the search for him.
A viral video seen by The Nation shows Olalekan sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge, before jumping into the lagoon.
A voice in the 30-second video who was filming him is heard asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but he did not respond

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