Suicide: Radio Nigeria driver drowns in Lagos lagoon


The middle-aged man, identified as a driver with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Lagos, on Friday committed suicide by drowning himself in the lagoon.

Sources say the deceased was a driver attached to an Assistant Director in charge of Information Communication Technology unit the corporation.

It was gathered that the deceased was newly posted from the FRCN Training School at Sogunle, Oshodi to the Broadcasting House in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The source, however, described him as a gentleman.

Mr Tunji Disu, Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), told newsmen that his men got to the scene almost immediately and invited Marine Police and local divers, who recovered the corpse from the lagoon.

“The deceased parked the vehicle he was driving on the Third Mainland Bridge and told other occupants of the vehicle that he wanted to urinate.

“The occupants were shocked as he dived into the lagoon,” Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police said.

RRS had earlier tweeted on its tweeter handle @rrslagos767 that: “A man has jumped into the Lagoon from third Mainland Bridge.

“RRS riders got to the scene almost immediately and radioed for assistance from the Marine Police, LASG rescue Boats and local divers, who recovered the corpse.

“The remains have been taken to Ebute Ero division,” the twitter message read.

It would be recalled that on Oct. 3, a middle-aged man drowned after reportedly jumping into the lagoon from the same Third Mainland Bridge inwards Lagos Island.

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