The search for the 21-year-old man, identified as Daibo Davies, who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge inward Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island would resume on Tuesday by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
It was reported that Davies, a resident of Sosanya Street, Gbagada, ordered an Uber from on Saturday. And at around 11 am when they had gotten to the Third Mainland Bridge, he begged the driver to stop under the pretense that he had stomach upset and wanted to relieve himself a little bit.
In a flash, it was reported that he climbed the pavement of the bridge and jumped into the Lagoon.
His body is yet to be found by a combined team of LASEMA, Local divers, and Marine Police. However, the Uber driver, Idowu Badmos, was taken to the Adekunle Police Station along with his car.
Nosa Okunbor, the Head of Public Affairs, LASEMA, on Sunday, made it known in a statement that the rescue was suspended due to the undercurrents of the water and exhaustion.
He added that the agency would resume the search on Tuesday, however, the hope of rescuing Davies alive is low.
He said, “Reasons attributed for the suspension of the search include the very strong and fast undercurrents of the lagoon’s water, which according to divers, have not assisted in the rescue efforts, and exhaustion due to the long, strenuous and tiring search for the victim.”
Okunbor, while quoting the Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, noted that the need for swift retrieval of the victim alive necessitated the inclusion of local divers in the recovery operation.