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Diploma Holder Filmed Jumping Into Lagoon, Family Searches For Body


A National Diploma certificate holder, identified as Lekan Odunare, has reportedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon in an attempt to commit suicide.

Lekan, whose body had yet to be recovered, was said to have jumped into the lagoon in the Epe area around 10am on Tuesday.

The victim could be seen in a viral video, sitting on the rails of a bridge before plunging into the waters.

A man filming the scene was heard querying his intention but Lekan, who looked distressed, did not answer any of the questions before jumping into the lagoon.

According to PUNCH, a source, who claimed to know the victim said his remains had yet to be found.

He said, “The boy is like a younger brother to me. I saw the news first on Facebook and I called his elder brother to ask if it was true and he said yes. When I asked if they had found the body, he said they had not found it but that the people that were around the area said he died after jumping into the lagoon.

“I can’t say why he jumped into the lagoon; probably he was depressed or something. He has finished his national diploma and was learning surveying; I don’t know why he would jump into the lagoon.”

The deceased’s brother, Usman, said he never opened up about anything bothering him.

He said, “I don’t even understand the situation. He just wished to do that to himself. He used to be depressed once in a while, but at least he should have come out and spoken to someone. If there was anything bothering him, he should have talked but that was how he chose to live his life. It has not been easy for our mother, but she will get over it as time goes on.

“We have not seen his body; we are searching for his body and hoping he will float to the shore because the lagoon is deep and nobody can enter into it.”

He also said the family did not report the matter to the police.


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