Wednesday, 13 June 2018

I'm Alive - I Didn't Jump into Lagoon, Says Owner of Ford Car By Lagoon

The owner of a Ford Explorer SUV with registration number Lagos APP190CE, seen on a viral video allegedly belonging to a woman who jumped into the Lagos lagoon has denied the video clip.

In a telephone conversation with Daily Trust in Lagos, the woman said that her husband,
who drove the car on the said day (Sunday) didn't jump into the lagoon, stressing that he parked the Ford car by the Bridge to offer help.
The woman said she and her husband are living well and happily and have no cause to consider suicide. She said her husband has reported what transpired at the Bridge to the appropriate government authorities.

However, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday,
dismissed the trending video clip of a woman who allegedly parked her SUV Ford Explorer and jumped into the lagoon at the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The agency also confirmed that the owner of the Jeep was just a good Samaritan who only stopped by to offer assistance. LASEMA also dismissed all speculations over the incident, saying investigation still continues by relevant agencies of government.

LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu, in a statement today said, “The attention of
the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has been drawn to a video
clip on social media in respect of a woman who supposedly packed an SUV FordExplorer and jumped into the Lagoon at the 3rd Mainland Bridge on Sunday, 10th July, 2018.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Agency officials are in touch with the owner of the SUV whose registration is being circulated, who only stopped by to offer assistance.” The agency strongly advised that the incident is a developing issue which is presently being investigated, as search and rescue is still ongoing on the waterways to ascertain the veracity of the incident.
The agency however advised Lagosians to discard the information being circulated, as the Agency and its stakeholders are making frantic efforts to get to the root of the matter, noting that “anybody with any reliable information on any missing person should
call the emergency toll free line, 112/767 or contact the nearest police station”.

By Mercy Kukah

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