The body of the 40-year old man, Oluseye Adekunle, who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon around Lekki tollgate bridge has been recovered.
Adekunle jumped into the Lagoon on October 20 around Lekki tollgate bridge while the Marine Police and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, have been searching for his body.
PM News gathered that the corpse of the deceased was found by fishermen around 5.00am on Sunday around Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge.
General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu confirmed that the corpse of the victim had been recovered.
According t him, “the corpse of the man identified as Oluseye Adekunle who jumped into the Lagoon around Lekki Toll gate in an attempt to commit suicide on Friday was discovered by a local fisherman early this morning at about 5.00am floating by the river bank, around Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge.”
He said the body was recovered from the Lagoon by rescue officials.
“The body was recovered from the lagoon by coordinated 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.
Tiamiyu declared the recovery exercise closed at 11.30 am as the dead body had been recovered.
He said that the police would carry out further investigation on the matter, reiterating that the situation in the country was 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.