By Tinuade Salami
Barely few days after a medical doctor identified as Orji Sunday
allegedly jumped from the third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon and
An unidentified woman has also jumped into the lagoon from Maza-
Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos.
The woman was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she
An eye witness who recalled the incident said that the woman, dressed
in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the
bridge, climbed the rail and jumped.
“The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However,
when she jumped, we called for help, prompting people under the
bridge to dive in and rescue her,” said one of the witnesses, who gave
his name as Emeka.
The woman was lying unconscious by the shore of the lagoon, while her
rescuers tried to press her bloated stomach to expel the excess water
she took in before her rescue.
One of the rescuer identified as Adewale said recalled that : “We were
under the bridge, when suddenly the woman’s body dropped from the
bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed over or fell over by
mistake. We had to jump into the river and went for her. That was how
we rescued her.”
SOURCE: Breaking Times