Details have emerged of the young woman who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Thursday.
It has been alleged that the woman Adetutu Adedokun is a staff member of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Sources in the office, according to Channels Television, revealed that Adedokun was an unarmed combat instructor.
Adedokun, who is in her late 30s, was also said to have recently received a letter of commendation from the director-general of DSS as the best-unarmed combat operative in her set.
A video of Adedokun’s fiance proposing to her has gone viral. The proposal is understood to have happened some weeks go.
Adedokun, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), alighted from a Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiance before alighting from the car.
Commissioner for information and strategy Gbenga Omotosho said on Thursday that 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 (Friday); you know it is water, the wave would have taken the body somewhere else. But we will search everywhere.”
LASEMA permanent secretary Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu on Friday said that the search and rescue team was still on the water trying to locate the body.