According to online sources, a yet to be identified lady reportedly plunged into the lagoon under the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, in what many considered to be a suicide move Twitter user @hotpikin who shared the video wrote;
The owner of this Ford SUV just parked the vehicle and jumped into the water from Third mainland bridge. This was some minutes ago
She updated her tweet, stating that the owner of the car tried dissuading the lady from jumping into the lagoon;
Please RT the original tweet to find his family/friends. I doubt they know what is going on. Correction: It was actually a woman.
Can’t imagine what she would have been going through. She probably got to a point where she believed her situation was hopeless.
Update: The owner of the SUV was apparently a good Samaritan who tried to dissuade the lady from jumping into the water.
Few months ago, a Nigerian doctor was in the news after he reportedly jumped off from the third mainland bridge. He was reported to have stopped his driver on the bridge, opened the door of his Nissan SUV and jumped into the Lagoon, TheNewsGuru reported.
“The driver parked the car, the doctor came down and immediately jumped into the Lagoon.”
Another lady identified as Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, who was rescued after she attempted to jump into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge, told newsmen she had depression as a result of unpaid loans, adding that “she is still insisting that she wants to end her life.”
The then Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni told newsmen at the Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Friday that Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.
According to Owoseni, the woman was about to jump into the water when a police patrol team on a routine patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge sighted her and rushed to save her before she jumped into the Lagoon.