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General News of Thursday, 16 December 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Family begins search for man who jumped into Lagos lagoon

Olalekan Odunare sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge before he jumped into the lagoon Olalekan Odunare sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge before he jumped into the lagoon

The family of a man who jumped into a Lagoon located in the Epe area of Lagos have begun searching for him.

Identified simply as Olalekan Odunare, he was spotted in a viral video sitting on the handrail of the Lagos Bridge before he jumped into the lagoon.

In the 30-sec long video, the voice of an individual filming is heard asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but he did not respond.

The Nations reports that Olalekan is a holder of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate and a worker at Alaro City, a mega estate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The reason for his suicide is yet unknown at the time of filing this report.

Many on social media have wondered why the person filming didn't attempt to stop Olalekan from jumping into the lagoon.

Usman, a relative of Olalekan told The Punch that the family has commenced a search for him.

On Tuesday, December 14, 21-year-old Olalekan, took his life by diving into the lagoon in the Epe local government area of the state.

The Punch said Olalekan went to his girlfriend's apartment where he told her to take care of their 1-year-old baby because they may never see each other again.

A family source who spoke to Daily Trust said: “For some time now, Olalekan has been acting strangely. For more than a week, he couldn’t sleep. He just woke up yesterday (Tuesday) to say he was going. They asked him, ‘going where? “They tried to hold him but he overpowered the people around because he was very powerful, maybe it was a spiritual attack. We could not ascertain that.

He just woke up and said he was going and that they should pray for him. They held him but he overpowered them and went straight to his girlfriend’s house to tell her to take care of his child because they might not see each other again," the source said.

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