Confusion as Man Jumps Off 3rd Mainland Bridge

A middle aged man has just hurled himself into the lagoon from the 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

The LAST A  Agency was said to have received  a distress call  of a man who  parked his  grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE  at about 4.50 pm today Sunday, 19th March 2017 around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.

Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that  the man said to be medical doctor named Orji who was said to be driven by his driver and suddenly ordered the driver to pull over, dropped  from the car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge.

The vehicle and the driver has been taken to Adeniji Adele Poice Station for further investigation, while effort is on going to recover his body from the Lagoon.

The General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said that proper investigation would be conducted on the incident by the appropriate authorities

Eyewitnesses on the scene told Pulse that the incident occurred at about 5:30pm on Sunday.

“He dressed like he was returning from church and his driver was behind the wheels”, said one eyewitness.

“He then asked his driver to park beside the railings of the bridge before he took the dive”, concluded the eyewitness.

At the time of filing this story, a crowd had formed at the spot from where the man plunged himself into the lagoon.

Another eyewitness said the gentleman said he just wanted to pee before taking the dive.

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