A 22-year-old man identified as Daibo Toju Davies plunged into the lagoon from the Third Mainland bridge in Lagos state today February 15.
It was gathered that, Davies who is said to be a resident of 17 Sosanya street in Soluyi area of Gbagada, Lagos, engaged the services of an Uber taxi from a hospital before the tragic incident.
It was further learnt that he stopped the Uber car halfway through the journey and pretended to the driver that he was having a running stomach before he jumped into the lagoon.
Nosa Okunbor, the public affairs officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), revealed that they have intensified efforts to rescue the young man.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30am, but we have not found the body.”
Watch a video from the scene of the incident below;