Man jumps from Ikoyi-Lekki bridge into Lagoon


A yet-to-be identified adult has jumped into the lagoon at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 8, 2023. 

The incident attracted emergency responders who rushed to the scene to rescue the victim. 

At press time, efforts were ongoing to recover the victim from the water.

The area has also been cordoned off by the police.

Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident. 

He said, “The incident happened truly. Marine police and the Lagos State emergency officials are here. 

“Efforts are still on to bring out his body dead or alive.”

The Head, Public Education of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Amodu Shakiru, also confirmed the incident.

Shakiru who spoke on behalf of Adeseye Margaret, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, said, “We got a distress call at about 2:43 pm and we moved down to the location. There is no update yet.”


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