Police: Man who committed suicide on Ikoyi bridge was from Ondo


The Lagos state police command has confirmed the identity of the man who plunged into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge on Friday morning.

Olarinde Famous, spokesman of the state’s police command, identified the man as Oluseyi John from Ondo state.

John was said to have dropped his belongings including his clothes, phone and automated teller machine (ATM) card before plunging into the water.

According to Famous-Cole, rescue operations are still looking for John, whom he said is about 40-years-old.

“Report on the suicide was reported at Maroko Division at about 10:15am and police operatives quickly rushed to the scene and alerted rescue unit,” Famous-Cole said.

“During a search of the area, his mobile phone was retrieved from the scene. The man is about 40 years of age named Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo state.

“Rescue operations by the police and other bodies is ongoing.”


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