Following the news of an alleged suicide committed on the Third Mainland Bridge by an unidentified woman yesterday, Sunday, June 10, 2018, and the eventual drama that followed, the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have reacted to the incident.
The Police in a statement by the spokesperson of the Command, SP Chike Oti said the case was not initially reported to the Command but its marine officers have been deployed to the scene of incident.
Oti said: “Information filtered to us that a woman in an Uber taxi ordered her driver to stop inward Maryland, crossed over to the other side and jumped into the lagoon. Well, nobody reported the matter to us, but we cannot just hear such a story and keep quiet.
“The commissioner of police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the Marine Police, Rapid Response Squad, Anti-Terrorism Unit, and the three divisional police stations that the bridge falls under their jurisdiction to fish out the victim, if any. We are still searching.”
He continued saying: “The police, aided by other agencies like the LASEMA, Lagos State Ambulance Unit, Federal Road Safety Corps and local divers have been searching the lagoon. And, so far, the body of the victim has not been found. The CP has ordered that the search party should keep searching till further directives.”
The Police spokesperson concluded saying “investigation is ongoing and whatever we find out would be communicated to the public.”