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22-year-old jumps off Third Mainland Bridge

Lagos lagoon
Davies’s luggage inside the taxi

By Aisha Cole

Lagos, Feb. 15, 2020

The  Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA has begun a search for one 22-year-old Daibo Davis who jumped from the Third Mainland Bridge on Saturday.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

He said that LASEMA was collaborating with some other agencies in the rescue operation.

According to him, a male adult named Daibo Davies, who was born  on 22nd July, 1998, jumped into the lagoon -Adeniji Adele inward.

He said that Davis was coming from a hospital with an Uber taxi, when he stopped and jumped into the lagoon.

He said that LASEMA  got  information about Davies from the taxi driver.

“The Uber driver said the missing guy was residing at 17, Sosanya St., Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos.

“Investigations revealed that he told the Uber driver that he had a stomach upset.

” The driver stopped at his request; he then jumped off the bridge.”

The LASEMA boss said that Davis had yet to be found as at the time of this report.

“The agency’s response team, with the Lagos Fire Service, Marine Rescue team, Lagos State Waterways Authority,  Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Marine Police and local divers are on ground,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He said that rescue operations  were ongoing, adding that the agency would provide an update  on the incident as soon as possible.

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  1. May God grant the family members the required strength to bear this irreparable loss. And may we never see this type of thing anymore.

    However, suicide is a permanent way of putting an end to a temporary problem. Let us not consider it an option, the greater the problem, the sweeter the victory.

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