Update on man who committed suicide on third mainland bridge

Update on man who committed suicide on third mainland bridge

Fola Akintomide

Here is an update on the man who committed suicide on Third Mainland Bridge yesterday.

Happenings.com.ng gathered that the said person is one Mr Okechukwu Ezeigbo, who has been confirmed dead this morning after he reportedly took a dive from the third mainland bridge into the Lagoon.

Picture of his body

Report says the deceased was in a commercial bus which was heading towards Obalende, when he asked the driver to stop the vehicle and then quickly rushed to the bridge and took a dive into the Lagoon. Before help could be reached to rescue the Imo State born, he was already dead.

According to a LASTMA official who spoke on the incident:

“He was in a commercial bus and then jumped down and dived into the river. Nobody knows the reason for his action.

“Motorists began to park their vehicles on the road and that created a gridlock.

“We quickly moved in and asked people to clear their vehicles from the road.

“Some fishermen then brought him and we handed over the body to the Adekunle Police Station. There was nothing with which we could identify him.”

Confirming the incident, , Kenneth Nwosu, the police public officer said the deceased relatives has been informed about the incident and also added that the deceased had a trace of insanity and had escaped form a church where he was taken to for prayer and deliverance.

“The relatives said they did not know how he left the place and joined a public transport. The police have recovered the corpse and deposited in a morgue” he said.

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