The Texas-based Nigerian woman, Toyin, whose photos have gone viral as the person that committed suicide in Lagos, has reacted to the rumours.
Toyin Texas, in a post on her Instagram page @tkfashion_dallas_tx, debunked the rumour that she is dead.
She shared the photo below and wrote;
“Am alive, and I will leave long on earth #Emi ki yio ku iku kan biko se yiye #love#yall”
In a second Instagram post, she wrote:
Oluwa e tobi, etobi oooo#e Tobi ko si eni ta le fi sakawe re ooo etobi
Last Sunday, a woman committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon.
It was learnt that the woman had around 5pm plunged into the lagoon after coming down from a cab.
Some motorists had initially said a Ford Explorer SUV left on the Third Mainland Bridge was owned by the victim.
However, investigations by rescue workers showed that the vehicle was owned by a first responder.
A source said:
“The vehicle at the scene of the incident did not belong to the woman who jumped into the lagoon. Actually, the woman boarded a separate cab to the scene before jumping into the lagoon around 5pm on Sunday. The driver of the SUV saw her and tried to rescue her, but he could not.”
The LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiyamiyu, said:
“We can state categorically that the owner of the Ford Explorer was not the one who jumped into the Lagoon. We have spoken to the man and his wife and they are both hale and hearty.
However, the man, who drove the vehicle, confirmed that he saw a woman plunge into the Lagoon. So, efforts are ongoing to recover her body. It will be premature to say anything further on the case.”
The next day, however, photos of Texas-based Nigerian lady, Toyin, went viral from a particular social media handle as the lady that committed suicide.
The social media handle even shared alleged private conversations between Toyin and her supposed lover and also their nude photos.
The story was that Toyin who was married with three kids and lived in Dallas Texas, United States of America, allegedly jumped into the Third Mainland bridge following the discovery of her alleged sexual relationship with another man by her husband, said to be a certain Tunde.
See reactions after she posted she was alive on Instagram:
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has however, called on residents of the state with useful information concerning the alleged suicide that took place on the 3rd Mainland Bridge lagoon in Lagos over the weekend to please come forward with such information.
LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu, says the agency is yet to receive any concrete information regarding the incident making the round on social media.
Tiamiyu said that anybody with useful information of any missing person should report to the nearest police station or any office of the agency.
“We are still carrying out our search and rescue at the lagoon. Both the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterway Authority are still there to see if there is any floating body,’’ Tiamiyu said.