Woman jumps into river after receiving phone call

An unidentified lady on Thursday after receiving a telephone jumped into a river of the Gbodofon Bridge in Osogbo, a development which caused anxiety from number of hawkers and passerby raising alarm which attracted fire fighters.

Penpushing reports that, one of the hawkers identified as Bolanle, said the incident happened around 4 p.m. after the lady received a phone call while standing on the bridge, adding that, shortly after responding to the call, returned to phone into her bag, and thereafter jumped into the Osun river

“She was standing there, and we noticed that she was receiving a phone call. When she ended the phone conversation, she opened her bag and kept the phone there. We just saw her approaching the river, immediately she jumped inside and left her bag at the river bank”, a witness said

Penpushing further reports that the firefighters arrived but after searching, they could not find the victim, as no one could enter the river because of its intensity, while some are of the views that the victim   might have vanished immediately if she jumped into the river

“I was walking along Gbodofon area around 4:15pm and I saw crowd on the bridge while some firefighters were at the river bank. I was told that a young lady that is aged between 18 and 21, jumped into the Osun river after receiving phone call, a witness said.

“I gathered that she suddenly asked the Okada man conveying her to stop immediately she got to the bridge, alighted and dived into the river. I saw her purse and two phones on the floor after they were removed from the purse she dropped,” the witness said.

“All efforts to rescue or get the lady were not possible. The fire fighters later left the scene. The water is much because of the rain and that also made it more difficult for her to be found.No one could enter the river because of its intensity. Some are saying she might have vanished immediately if she jumped into the river because this isn’t the first time this will happen.”

Penpushing also reports the Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident, adding that the lady in question was suspected to the mentally derailed.

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