Drunken truck driver falls from Lagos bridge, drowns in river

A truck driver identified as Taiwo has met his heartbreaking end after he tumbled from a bridge in the Kirikiri region of Lagos State and DROWN.

Taiwo had purportedly parked a truck on the bridge on Wednesday to have a good time, however he become drunk all the while.

Newsmen discovered that while he was walking on the bridge, he slipped and fell into the river beneath and drown.

A few people who were at the spot at the time apparently attempted to no end to save the 32-year-elderly person, who lived in the Ifo territory of Ogun State.

The case was said to have been accounted for at the Kirikiri Police Station by one Ibrahim who possesses the truck.

A police source at the station told our reporter that Taiwo’s dead body was discovered the next day.

He said, “The deceased driver was reported to be drunk and did not know when he mistakenly walked to the tip of the bridge. He fell and people around the area tried to rescue him. His body floated on Thursday and was recovered.”

The police spokesperson in the state, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident, said Taiwo’s body had been released to his family for burial.

He said, “On November 25, 2020, around 10.15am, one Ibrahim reported at the Kirikiri Police Station that his driver while under the influence of alcohol slipped and fell into Kirikiri river from the bridge.

“Policemen from the station visited the scene for on-the-spot assessment. His corpse was removed the next day and released to the family, who declined to have an autopsy carried out on the deceased.”

Adejobi quoted the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to have commiserated with the family and advised owners of trucks to always caution their drivers to avoid such incidents.

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