A Undergraduate student of the Lagos State University (LASU), identified as Kingsley Gabriel, today, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Monday,
just weeks after a woman was alleged to have jumped into the lagoon in the state.
According to what we gathered, Gabriel jumped from Falomo bridge
into the Lagoon at around 11 am with no reasons for his action.
Confirming the act, General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority,
LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, lamented that the act was
becoming rampant worrisome on Lagos waterways.
According to him, the student was quickly rescued from drowning
in the water by LASWA rescue officials who responded swiftly to the incident,
jumping into the lagoon to prevent him from drowning.
An official of LASWA hinted that after his rescue,
Gabriel was taken to the Falomo Police Station,
for onward interrogation. It was not clear why Gabriel
decided to end his life by jumping from the
Falomo Bridge into the water, even as efforts to
interview the student proved abortive.
Efforts to get the Police Public Relation Officer,
Chike Oti, proved abortive.
He didn’t return calls and text sent to him.
It would be recalled that a woman was said to
have jumped into the Lagoon from
Third Mainland Bridge and was never seen since then.
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