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  • Sunday, 22 May 2022


Last Tuesday, Lekan Odunare, a holder of National Diploma, followed the path of those frustated Nigerians who are taking their own lives.


AFRICUNIA TV gathered that Lekan, whose body had yet to be recovered, jumped into the lagoon in the Epe area around 10am on Tuesday.


Lekan was seen sitting on the rails of a bridge before plunging into the waters in a video circulating on social media,


Speaking to our correspondence, a source, who claimed to know the victim said his remains had yet to be found.


“The boy is like a younger brother to me. I saw the news first on Facebook and I called his elder brother to ask if it was true and he said yes. When I asked if they had found the body, he said they had not found it but that the people that were around the area said he died after jumping into the lagoon.


“I can’t say why he jumped into the lagoon; probably he was depressed or something. He has finished his national diploma and was learning surveying; I don’t know why he would jump into the lagoon,” he added.


According to a brother to the deceased, who identified himself as Usman, Lekan never opened up about anything bothering him.


“I don’t even understand the situation. He just wished to do that to himself. He used to be depressed once in a while, but at least he should have come out and spoken to someone. If there was anything bothering him, he should have talked but that was how he chose to live his life. It has not been easy for our mother, but she will get over it as time goes on.


“We have not seen his body; we are searching for his body and hoping he will float to the shore because the lagoon is deep and nobody can enter into it. The family did not report the matter to the police,” he added,


According to the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okubor, the agency did not receive any report about the incident.


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, was oblivious of the development when he was asked.

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