Body of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon found

The body of a man identified as Olalekan Odunare, who jumped into a Lagoon located in the Epe area of Lagos has been found.

His body was found on Thursday. A family member who craved anonymity confirmed this development.

The family has also confirmed his death.

A viral video shows Olalekan sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge, before jumping into the lagoon.

A voice in the 30-second video who was filming him, is heard asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but he did not respond.

Olalekan is said to be a holder of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate and a worker at Alaro City, a mega estate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Many social media users wondered why the person filming did not make an attempt to rescue rather make a video of him.

Relevant agencies including the Lagos State Police Command, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Waterways Authority are yet to comment on the issue.

 

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Doris Israel Ijeoma

Doris Israel Ijeoma is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos. She can be reached via dorisisrael5@gmail.com