On Saturday night, a female passenger, identified as Nimotalahi Ishola, leaped into the lagoon while aboard a boat in the Igando area of Alimosho local government area, Lagos State.

Passenger Boat

The incident occurred around 9 pm shortly after the boat departed from the Isuti Jetty in the Igando community, heading towards Totowu in Ogun State.

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Nimotalahi was one of 12 passengers on the boat when she unexpectedly removed her life jacket and plunged into the lagoon, indicating a possible suicide attempt.

A plastic bottle of insecticide was reportedly found among her belongings left behind.

The police have visited the scene, and a search party has been initiated to recover her body.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has also confirmed the incident.