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Body of man who jumped off Lekki bridge recovered

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Emergency workers have recovered body of Adekunle Oluseyi, the man who removed his clothes and jumped into the Lagoon on Friday.

He was recovered Sunday morning by officials of the Lagos Waterways Authority (LASWA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA.

Oluseyi, a father of three left his Ondo State residence on Wednesday to attend a programme at the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s (RCCG) redemption camp in Lagos.

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Although it was yet unclear how he got to the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footage captured him on the bridge pulling off his clothing, while observing to be sure no one was watching him.

The LASEMA General Manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, told newsmen in Lagos that a fisherman saw Adekunle’s floating body on Sunday morning by the lagoon in Lekki.
He said that the deceased had jumped off the Lekki/Ikoyi Bridge into the lagoon.

Tiamiyu said that a coordinated effort of LASEMA, Lagos State Waterways Authority and Marine Police recovered the floating body at 5.00a.m.and handed it over to the Lagos State Health Environmental Monitoring Unit.

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“The body has been taken to Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary for deposition.

“Police will carry out further investigations on the matter,’’ he said.

Tiamiyu expressed worry at the suspected suicide, and appealed to the citizens to be their brother’s keepers by reporting any suspected suicide plan in time to avert it.

Tiamiyu said that relevant agencies and the family of the deceased were consulted after the recovery to confirm the identity.

He said that the recovery exercise closed at 11.30 a.m.

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