On Saturday, February 15, a yet-to-be-identified man jumped into the Lagoon around the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.
According to reports, the man who had boarded a cab with the ride-hailing service, Uber, from Gbagada asked the driver to stop midway into their journey on the bridge as he was having a serious stomach ache.
The driver obliged to his request but on getting out of the vehicle, he jumped into the ocean around at around 11 am.
Nosa Okunbor, Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the incident, while also disclosing that a rescue operation was ongoing.
“The guy boarded Uber from Gbagada and when they got to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he had stomach upset and that he needed to relieve himself, ” Okunbor said.
“So when the driver parked, he got down from the vehicle, abandoned his belongings and jumped into the water.
“The incident happened around 11 am and our team has responded but I can’t confirm if he would be rescued alive or dead.”