Retired Air Vice Marshall, Driver Plunge Into Lagos Lagoon

OCTOBER 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-LAGOS A retired Air Vice Marshal (AVM) and his driver were recovered dead after their Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) plunged into the Lagos lagoon Saturday night.
The incident occurred about 10:55pm by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront.
The deceased men were said to be driving onward Lagos Island when they collided with another vehicle on the bridge.
As a result of the accident, the SUV, it was gathered, somersaulted several times before skidding into the lagoon.
It was learnt that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and local fishermen recovered the bodies from the submerged vehicle about 2:30a.m on Sunday.
According to a source, they both had their seat belts on and didn’t have physical injuries.
He said: “All the airbags in the vehicle came out. It was a serious accident.
“The bonnet pulled out and the roof was flattened, which indicated that the vehicle might have tumbled at least three times before nose-diving into the lagoon.
“The vehicle was over 75 percent submerged into the muddy part of the lagoon.
“When we brought it out, we had to first raise the flattened vehicle to avoid inflicting injuries on the bodies.
“Adesina Tiamiyu, General Manager of LASEMA, has been in touch with his family and officers from the Nigerian Air Force. I think the General’s family members are abroad.”
It was gathered that the AVM, who was a prominent Lagosian, retired from the Nigerian Air Force some years ago and had since devoted his time and resources in the real estate sector.
It was learnt that the retired General came into Nigeria last Tuesday from the United Kingdom to attend a burial.
Tiamiyu confirmed the incident but declined further comments on the issue.
He said: “This is a sad incident. I can only tell you that we recovered two bodies.
“I cannot say who they are because it won’t be fair to the families to learn about the demise of their loved ones from the media.”

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