An unnamed woman leaped off the Third Mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Thursday.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement on Thursday, said that an operation is ongoing to rescue the unknown victim.
“Upon arrival of the LRT at the incident scene, investigation revealed that a lady in her late thirties (30s) plunged into the Lagos lagoon,” the statement reads.
The agency said she jumped into the lagoon after she alighted from an Uber cab on the Third Mainland bridge around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday.
“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from an Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon,” the agency said.
“The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiance before alighting from the car.
“The LRT, Men of Lagos State fire and rescue service, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Service (DSS) are currently on ground working better together to search for the victim.