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DSS Official Allegedly Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

There was tension on Thursday as a video made on the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge showed people gathered around after a woman reportedly into the Lagos Lagoon.

The woman has now been confirmed as a staff member of the Department of State Services, Adetutu Adedokun.

Adedokun, was one of the finest unarmed combat instructor in the DSS, sources within the office revealed about the officer who recently got engaged.

Confirming the incident on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiancé before alighting from the car and jumping into the lagoon.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “Upon the arrival of the Lagos Response Team at the incident scene, investigation revealed that a lady in her late 30s plunged into the Lagos lagoon.

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“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from an Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon.

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

“The LRT, men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Services are currently on ground working together to search for the victim.”

Also, in a fresh update on Friday, the PS said a search and rescue team had been mobilised to search for her body.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said rescue teams after intense search and rescue efforts were unable to find the victim.

He said, “The rescue teams called off their search by 7pm because it was already dark. They will continue the search tomorrow (Friday); you know it is water, the wave would have taken the body somewhere else. But we will search everywhere.”

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

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

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