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Woman who jumped into Lagos lagoon identified

A staff of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been identified as the woman who plunged into Lagos Lagoon on Thursday afternoon.

Media reports say she was an unarmed combat instructor who stepped into the shoes of her parents who worked with the plain-clothe service.

Just a few months ago, Adetutu Adedokun, who was in her late 30s, received a letter of commendation from the Director-General of DSS as the best-unarmed combat operative in her set.

The victim’s fiancé was also reported to have proposed to her a few weeks ago.

She had alighted from a Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon on Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiancé before alighting from the car.

Shortly after the incident, the LRT, Men of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), and officials of the DSS swung into action in search of the victim.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a fresh confirmation on Friday, also said that the search and rescue team is still on the water trying to locate the body.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Tony Okerafor