The remains of a yet-to-be-identified man who jumped into the lagoon in the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge area of Lagos State has been recovered and handed to his family.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Head, Public Education of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Amodu Shakiru and LASEMA PS, Dr Oke-Osanyintolu.
Shakiru who spoke on behalf of the Director of the agency, Adeseye Margaret, disclosed that the corpse was recovered on Thursday at about 9:15 am.
The statement read, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service can authoritatively report that the body of one adult male that jumped into the lagoon on Tuesday afternoon, August 8, 2023, from Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge has been recovered, today.
“The search and rescue operations began in earnest immediately after the alert of the incident was received at 14:53 hours and culminated in the recovery of the body today by 09:15 hours at the end of the lagoon bank.
“The collaborative efforts include that of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Health, Environmental Monitoring Unit and the locals to foreclose the joint operations,” Shakiru said.
LASEMA added, “The recovered body has been handed over to family of the deceased. Details of the deceased can be obtained from the Nigerian Police Force, Maroko Divisional Police Station.”Follow us on social media