In Lagos Doctor jumps off 3rd mainland bridge

He was well dressed and was riding in a decent car. He instructed his driver to park and hurled himself into the lagoon.

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(NigerianEye)

A middle aged man has just hurled himself into the lagoon from the 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

Eyewitnesses on the scene told Pulse that the incident occurred at about 4:30pm on Sunday.

"He dressed like he was returning from church and his driver was behind the wheels", said one eyewitness.

"He then asked his driver to park beside the railings of the bridge before he took the dive", concluded the eyewitness.

play The car from where the man jumped into Lagoon (Pulse)

 

At the time of filing this story, a crowd had formed at the spot from where the man plunged himself into the lagoon.

Another eyewitness said the gentleman said he just wanted to pee before taking the dive.

The Police had arrived the scene and turned down questions from a Pulse reporter who immediately drove to the spot of the suicide.

The Police was hostile toward our reporter and were seen to be harassing and blaming the driver for the incident, even as the driver was explaining that he doesn't work on Sundays and was only on duty because his boss asked him to show up at work.

"I couldn't have thrown my Oga into the lagoon because he was seated at the back", the driver explained tearfully.

The driver corroborated eyewitness account of events.

The driver also said his boss was a medical Doctor.

play The car from where the man threw himself into the Lagoon (Pulse)

 

The Police was treating the driver as a suspect, Pulse can report.

There are suggestions that the man passed on soon after he hit the bottom of the lagoon.

Ambulances also drove to the scene soon after; but there was not much that was achieved as there were no divers onboard.

play The driver of the car is in blue native (Pulse)

 

Callers into the Pulse newsroom said it was no doubt premeditated suicide.

Rescue efforts were also yet to commence before we went to press.

The incident occurred midway on the third mainland bridge from the Yaba-Ebute Metta end.