LASEMA Commences Search For Uber Passenger Who Jumped Into Lagoon


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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has said that the search for the 22-year-old uber passenger, who jumped into the Third Mainland Lagoon will begin today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


According to reports, the search for the 22-year-old who jumped on Saturday will be carried out by the combined team of LASEMA, Marine Police and local divers.


Reports also disclosed that the Head of Public Affairs, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, in a statement on Sunday, said that the cause of the suspension of the search was due to the undercurrents of the water and exhaustion.


Okunbor 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.


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Recall that The Herald reported that Daibo Toju Davies has jumped into the Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge. According to the reports, rescuers have been mobilised to the scene and are making frantic efforts to save him.


Confirming the incident, Nosa Okunbor, public affairs officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said officials of the agency are currently making efforts to rescue the victim.


According to him,


“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.


“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30am, but we have not found the body.”

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