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28-year-old Man Commits Suicide By Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 11th Jul, 2022 - tori.ng

It was also learnt that efforts made by those around the beach to rescue him proved abortive.

 
A 28-year-old man has taken his own life by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon.
 
The young man has been identified as Sodiq Aremu.
 
He jumped into the waterfront at Elegushi beach around 11pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2022.
 
A police source said before anyone could decipher what was happening, the deceased dropped a bag he was holding and jumped into the water.
 
It was also learnt that efforts made by those around the beach to rescue him proved abortive.
 
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the corpse floated two days after.
  
Hundeyin, who disclosed that the deceased hailed from Ona Ara area of Ibadan, Oyo State, wondered what he was doing at the beachside late night.
 
According to him, the deceased just dropped his bag and jumped into the beach at Elegushi.
 
“Consequently, a team of policemen from the Marine Unit of the state police command visited the scene. The photograph of the corpse was taken before the body was deposited at the morgue'' he said


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