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A yet to be identified man has plunged into the lagoon from the Third Mainland bridge in Lagos state.
The suicide attempt was premeditated by the man as he deceived the driver of the vehicle he was in to stop after which he immediately jumped into the water.
According to The Punch, the man had boarded a car-hailing service, Uber, from Gbagada to a destination in the state.
After parking, the man disembarked from the vehicle and jumped into the ocean around 11am.
The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident, saying officials of the agency are making effort to rescue the man.
He said, “The guy boarded Uber from Gbagada and when they got to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he had stomach upset and that he needed to relieve himself. So when the driver parked, he got down from the vehicle, abandoned his belongings and jumped into the water.
“The incident happened around 11 am and our team has responded but I can’t confirm if he would be rescued alive or dead.”