The lady who took her own life after jumping into the Lagos Lagoon Thursday afternoon has been identified as Adetutu Adedokun, who worked for the Department of State Services (DSS).
Official sources revealed that she is an unarmed combat instructor who stepped into the shoes of her parents who worked with the plain cloth service.
Just a few months ago, 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.
Adetutu was in her 30s.
The victim’s fiance was also reported to have proposed to her a few weeks ago. She had alighted from an Uber taxi on the bridge and jumped 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.
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.
A search operation has been launched since the incident.
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.