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Suicide: Man, 22, stops Uber driver, jumps into Lagos Lagoon

Haji Iqbal

Feb. 16, 2020

here was apprehension yesterday on the popular Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos after a 22-year-old man ordered an Uber driver to stop for him on the bridge before jumping into the lagoon.
Sunday Telegraph learnt that the young man, identified as Daibo Toju Davies, alighted from the Uber Taxi, a Toyota Corola car, before plunging into the lagoon.
It was gathered that he had activated the Uber to convey him from Mercy Hospital, Gbagada.
Investigation also revealed that the victim informed the Uber driver of having a stomach upset. The driver stopped at his request. His passenger then alighted from the vehicle and then jumped off the bridge.
Sunday Telegraph gathered that the victim’s affidavit on the birth certificate showed that he was born July 22, 1998 and resided at 17 Sosanya Street Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos.
Although, circumstance which led to his suicide was still sketchy, it was only learnt that he complained of having stomach issues before the suicide. In the boot of the Uber car was his luggage.
1. That I am the above named person and the deponent here
2. That on my Bank Document, my date of birth was written as 22nd day of July, 1996 instead of 22nd of July, 1998.
3. That my correct birthday is 1996 instead of 22nd of July, 1998.”
The affidavit was stamped by the Ikeja High Court on February 6, 2020.
Speaking on the development, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu said that the Agency’s response team, with the Lagos Fire Service and Marine Rescue team LASWA, LASTMA and Marine Police are currently on the lagoon searching for the body.
He added that the victim jumped into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge inward Adeniji Adele Road.
Osanyintolu said: “Based on the affidavit and the information obtained from the Uber driver, the victim is a male adult Daibo Toju Davies (Male, born 22nd July, 1998 residing at 17 Sosanya Street Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos) activated the Uber from Mercy Hospital, Gbagada has jumped into the lagoon.
“Investigation conducted revealed that the victim informed the Uber driver of stomach upset. The driver stopped at his request, he then jumped off the bridge.”
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, his body was yet to be recovered.
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