The cab driver claimed the lady was having a heated argument with her fiancée before jumping into the lagoon.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said a search and rescue team has been mobilized to search for the woman.
“Upon arrival of the LRT at the incident scene, investigation revealed that a lady in her late thirties (30s) plunged into the Lagos lagoon,” he said.
“Further investigation revealed that the lady alighted from a cab on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon,”
“The LRT men of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, LASWA and officials of the Department of State Service (DSS) are currently on the ground working better together to search for the victim,” he added
However, the rescue team didn’t find her body on Thursday and will resume the rescue operation today, November 11.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, 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.”
It was gathered that the lady got engaged to her fiancé few weeks ago and a video of the proposal has been shared online.