The woman who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Thursday has been identified as Adetutu Adedokun, a staff of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Blueprint learnt that Adedokun was said to be an unarmed combat instructor. It was also said that she recently got engaged.
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in astatement Friday, claimed that the search and rescue team was still on the water trying to locate the body.
“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from an Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon.
”The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiancé before alighting from the car.
“The LRT, men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Services are currently on ground working together to search for the victim.”
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said rescue teams after intense search and rescue efforts were unable to find the victim.
He said, “The rescue teams called off their search by 7pm because it was already dark. They will continue the search tomorrow; you know it is water, the wave would have taken the body somewhere else. But we will search everywhere.”