An unidentified man reported to be a UBER passenger has jumped into the Lagos lagoon on the popular Third Mainland Bridge.
According to a report by The Nation, rescuers have been mobilised to the scene and are making frantic efforts to save him.
Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who confirmed the incident, said a rescue team has been sent to the scene in order to rescue the victim.
According to him, the man had come down from a car believed to be for one of the car hailing companies and took the decision around 11am. He was reported to have asked the driver to stop him in the middle of the bridge before plunging into the lagoon
“The guy boarded Uber from #Gbagada and when they got to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he had stomach upset and that he needed to relieve himself. .
So when the driver parked, he got down from the vehicle, abandoned his belongings and jumped into the water. The incident happened around 11 am and our team has responded but I can’t confirm if he would be rescued alive or dead,” Nosa Okunbor revealed.