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Mar 11 at 4:00pm • /s/news

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that a woman who boarded a boat from Igando in Lagos State to Ogun allegedly jumped into the river from the moving boat.

The command's spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday evening, said that rescue teams were already searching for the woman.

According to him, one Rasaq reported the case to the Igando Police Division on Sunday at about 8:00 am.

Rasaq said that at about 10:00 pm on Saturday, one Folashade Nimotalahi, of yet to be known address, boarded a boat from their Isuti Jet, Isuti Road, Igando in Lagos, going to Totowu in Ogun.

"They were 12 passengers on board. Suddenly, the woman removed the life jacket she was wearing and jumped into the river.
"She left behind one nylon bag containing a bottle of sniper, Alimosho General Hospital cards and some drugs," the spokesperson quoted Rasaq as saying in his report.

The PPRO said that detectives from the division immediately visited the scene of the incident.

He added that a search party had been contacted to recover the corpse, while investigation was ongoing as they made efforts to contact the family.