A female teenager whose identity remains unknown on Thursday reportedly jumped into the Osun River at Gbodofon area of Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
A report claims the incident, which occurred around 4:30pm, caused gridlock around the bridge as onlookers barricaded the place.
The teenager who alighted from a motorcycle after receiving an inaudible phone call jumped into the river.
An eyewitness, Olaide Mosunmola, to the Nation that “the lady who jumped into the river is a teenager. She alighted from a motorcycle after receiving a call. She put the phone inside her purse, then jumped into the river.
“A passerby who saw her jump into the river quickly alerted the state fire service. We didn’t know what happened to her, we were just looking at her from a distance, receiving a call. All efforts to rescue her proved abortive. They couldn’t find her body, maybe due to the water level in the river,” she said.
Another witness, Alabi Grace said: “She was receiving a phone call when she dropped from the motorcycle and jumped into the river, the current moved her to the other side. We were seeing her head but no one can jump into the river because of the water level. Unfortunately before operatives of the fire service arrived she had disappeared and they could not jump in as well.”
Efforts to get a reaction from State fire service officials proved abortive. The mobile of the Administrative Officer, Ibrahim Adekinle was not reachable.