Journalist Jumps into Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge

Journalist Jumps into Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge
Journalist Jumps into Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge

Journalist Jumps into Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge

There was chaos at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, on Friday after a journalist with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria jumped into the lagoon.

The yet to be identified reporter was said to have alighted from a commercial bus conveying him and some of his colleagues to work and dived into the lagoon immediately, TheCable writes.

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos state police command rushed to the scene immediately but could not rescue the reporter. It is not yet clear what led to the apparent suicide.

The corpse of the deceased was later retrieved through the support of local divers, after which it was taken to Ebute Ero police division.

Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said that efforts were being made to transfer his corpse to the mortuary.

This is the latest in a series of suicides on the bridge which connects the mainland part of the state to the island.

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