The corpse of the man identified as ( Oluseye Adekunle) who jumped into the Lagoon around Lekki Toll gate in an attempt to committing suicide on Friday was discovered by a local fisherman early this morning at about 5.00 am floating by the river bank, around Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge.
The body was recovered from the lagoon by cordinated effort of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Marine Police and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).The body has been taken to Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary for deposition.
In a joint press conference of emergency responders at the incident scene, the General Manager LASEMA Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, Managing Director, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, and the DPO Maroko Police Station declared the recovery exercise closed at 11.30 am as the dead body had been recovered.
The General Manager LASEMA said that the Police will carry out further investigation on the matter. He further reiterated that that the situation in the country is not as bad to such extent for an individual to take his life .He enjoined Lagosians to always endeavours to be their brother’s keeper by reporting any of such incidents on time so as to avoid the repeat of such an ugly incident in the State.