Huge Tragedy As 28-Year-Old Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

Huge Tragedy As 28-Year-Old Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

  • A young man who hailed from Oyo state, Ibadan has taken his own life by jumping into a Lagos Lagoon
  • Before taking this decision, the deceased was said to have walked around the waterfront at Elegushi beach earlier, last week Wednesday, Wednesday, July 7, to be precise
  • The Lagos state police spokesperson who confirmed this development noted that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue

A 28-year-old man identified simply as Sodiq Aremu has taken his own life by jumping into the Lagos lagoon at Elegushi area of the state.

The deceased according to Daily Trust, was said to have strolled towards the waterfront at Elegushi beach around 11:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2022.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Lagoon
Police react as 28-year-old man jumps into Lagos Lagoon. Photo credit: @BenHundeyin
Source: Twitter

Police react

A police source said before anyone could decipher what was happening, the deceased dropped a bag he was holding and jumped into the water.

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Police PPRO speaks

Lagos police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident said the corpse floated two days after.

Hundeyin, who disclosed that the deceased hailed from Ona Ara area of Ibadan, Oyo state, added that the deceased just dropped his bag and jumped into the beach at Elegushi.

He affirmed:

“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.”

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of and aired their views on the development.

Queen-Jane Ifunanya David urged

"People are going through a whole lot of things, please be nice. "

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Geoffrey Nanmet Patience stated

"We do not talk about our mental health enough in this country, we trivialize things that matter."

Soyaplus Ehis Abu said

"Sad. The situation in Nigeria is frustrating but we all have to be strong to pass tru it because it will come to an end soon.
"May his soul Rest In Peace. Huuuuuuu"

Chizoba Obasi stated

"Nothing worth taking your life...
"Please stay strong where ever you are "

Prince Ademola said

"Chai frustrations and depressions full every where . God please have mercy on your people in Nigeria ."

Ifeyinwa Offor Umewezie affirmed

"Frustration, country hard God will punish our leaders ."

Ify Reuben lamented

"Why do people think that death is the best option to their problems , so sad may his soul rest in peace."

Fidelis Mairiga Daboer noted

"If I can go like that and come back after Buhari has left, I will do. Let my soul rest small from this frustration. Mtchweeeew."

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Mbagwu Faith Vivian stated

"If we don’t vote right, more youth would commit suic!de.
"May his soul find rest."

Olusanjo Ojekanmi stated

"That's unfortunate,you can see how our youths are ending it just because of frustration."

We have not seen his body: Family cries out, begins search for 21-year-old man who jumps into Lagos Lagoon

The family of a man identified as Olalekan Odunare, who jumped into a Lagoon located in the Epe area of Lagos, has begun the search for him.

A viral video seen by The Nation shows Olalekan sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge, before jumping into the lagoon.

A voice in the 30-second video who was filming him is heard asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but he did not respond.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Ojodu Local Council Development Association (LCDA) had revealed the identities of the secondary school students who lost their lives in the truck accident that happened in the Ojodu area of Lagos state on Tuesday, December 7.

The students were going home after closing from school around 2pm when the truck ran over them.

In a statement released on Wednesday, December 8, the executive chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Odunmbaku ‘Segun, said two students were confirmed dead on the spot while 12 others were injured.


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