DSS declines to comment on official who jumped into Lagos lagoon

Lagos lagoon woman Adetutu Adedokun

The Department of State Services (DSS) has remained mum about its official Adetutu Adedokun who jumped into a lagoon in Lagos on November 10.

Adedokun, who is in her late 30s, was said to have recently received a letter of commendation from the director-general of DSS as the best-unarmed combat operative in her set.

DSS spokesperson Peter Afunaya said he was not aware she jumped into a lagoon, according to The Nation.

“I don’t know and have no comments to make, please,” he was quoted as saying.

Last Friday, the permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said preliminary investigation showed that Adedokun alighted from a car and jumped straight into the lagoon.

The Uber driver, who drove Adedokun, reportedly claimed she was having a conversation with her fiance on the phone before the incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu said: “Investigations have failed to produce the driver of the car that she was in prior to the incident.”

The LASEMA boss added that the response team has changed from rescue to recovery and is now observing the tide and relying on locals for any useful information.

Meanwhile, the general manager of Lagos State Waterways Authority Oluwadamilola Emmanuel said the victim’s body was yet to be found.