Lady who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified as DSS staff


Adetutu Adedokun, a Department of State Services employee, has been identified as the woman who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Thursday afternoon (DSS).

According to office sources, she is an unarmed combat instructor who took over for her parents, who worked for the plain cloth service.

Adedokun, who was in her late 30s at the time, received a letter of commendation from the Director General of DSS as the best unarmed combat operative in her set just a few months ago.

Adetutu is in her late 30s.


The victim’s fiance was also reported to have proposed to her a few weeks ago. She had alighted from a Uber taxi car on the bridge and plunged into the lagoon Thursday afternoon. The driver of the taxi claimed she was having a heated conversation with her fiance 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.