Man allegedly drowns in Lagoon trying to escape arrest

 A  man simply identified as Azeez has allegedly jumped into a lagoon in Lagos and drowned, to avoid arrest for being accused of stealing some bags of cement.

Police  public relations officer ,Lagos Police  command , SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the report on Sunday.

He said that the Director in- charge of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) operations in Lagos Central, (name not mentioned), reported the case to Ikoyi Police Division on Friday about 12.20 p.m.

Hundeyin said that the director reported that about 10.45 a.m. on Friday, he received a call that there was an incident at Lekki/Ikoyi Link Bridge.

According to him, on getting to the scene, he met a large crowd gathered by the waterside, watching the lifeless body of a man who had drowned.

“The deceased was later identified as Azeez. He was later confirmed dead by paramedics of Pre Hospital Care, Lagos.

“It was discovered that one Elijah Amos, the seller of the cement, was pursuing the deceased before he jumped into the Lagoon, because he was alleged to have stolen some bags of cement,” Hundeyin said.

The image maker said that the scene was visited by the police, while the corpse had been evacuated to Mainland General Hospital Mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy and preservation.

Hundeyin said that investigation into the case was in progress.

Author+- Maureen Ikpeama

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