“She Left Behind a Bottle of Sniper”: Police React as Woman Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon, Drowns

“She Left Behind a Bottle of Sniper”: Police React as Woman Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon, Drowns

  • A female passenger has reportedly taken her life by jumping from a moving boat in Lagos, into a lagoon
  • Identified simply as Folashade, the woman left behind a nylon bag containing a bottle of sniper, hospital cards and some drugs
  • The spokesperson of the Lagos police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the unfortunate incident

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Lagos state - A woman identified as Folashade Nimotalahi has reportedly jumped into the river from a moving boat conveying passengers from the Igando area of Lagos to Ogun state.

Lagos police, lagoon, Benjamin Hundeyin
Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, shared details as a woman jumped into the Lagos lagoon. Photo credit: @BenHundeyin
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How did the woman killed herself?

As reported by The Punch on Monday, March 11, Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of Lagos police command, confirmed the sad incident on Sunday, March 10.

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According to Hundeyin, the woman boarded the boat on Saturday night, March 9, from the Isuti jet terminal at Igando, going to Totowu in Ogun.

Although the reason she did what she did remains unknown, Hundeyin noted that a man identified simply as Rasaq reported the case to the Igando police division on Sunday morning, March 10, The Cable reported.

The police spokesperson added that rescue operatives have commenced a search for her body while investigations are ongoing to make contact with the family.

Speaking further, Hundeyin said the scene of the incident was visited immediately by detectives from the division, Daily Trust reported.

He said:

“There were 12 passengers on board. Suddenly, the woman removed her life jacket and jumped into the river.
“She left behind one nylon bag containing a bottle of sniper, Alimosho General Hospital cards and some drugs.”

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Prophet drowns in Lagos beach

Legit.ng reported earlier that a fun-seeking Lagos-based prophet, Oriyomi Damilola Remilekun, drowned during a beach hangout in the Ajah area of the state. The hangout was to celebrate the 2024 Valentine’s Day.

The deceased led some youths of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Shogbami Parish, Gbagada, to Avista Beach on Saturday, February 17, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Prophet Oriyomi would be later declared missing on the evening of the said date, and a search for him followed. However, his lifeless body was subsequently found.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.