DSS keeps silent on Adetutu Adedokun who jumped into Lagoon
The Department of State Services has declined comment on the reported suicide of one of its official, Adetutu Adedokun, who jumped into the Lagoon on Thursday.
The Uber driver whose vehicle Adedokun was in, reportedly claimed she was having a conversation with her fiancé on the phone before alighting from the car and jumping into the lagoon.
Adedokun, who is in her late 30s, was said to have received a letter of commendation from the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, as the best unarmed combat operative in her set a few months ago.
A video of her boyfriend proposing to her had also been trending online since the incident happened.
The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement on Friday, confirmed Adedokun’s identity as a DSS official.
He said, “Investigations have failed to produce the driver of the car that she was in prior to the incident.
“The response team has changed from rescue to recovery and is now observing the tide and relying on locals for any useful information.”
The spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunaya, said he was not aware of the incident.
He said, “I don’t know and have no comments to make, please”.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said the victim’s body had yet to be found.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said no report had been made about the incident.