An unidentified Hausa man running from task force took an unsuspected leap to his death. at Obalende bridge Lagos. Eye witness say they saw the man running from the task force, but no one thought he was going to jump down from the bridge.
According to them, the Task force Officials stormed Obalende to enforce the law on Environmental Sanitation when the incident occurred.
A trader who identified himself as John said the deceased was watching the Task force Officials from atop the bridge as they were dislodging street traders and illegal motorcycle operators under the bridge beside the Oando Filling Station when he suddenly sighted another Task force Officials’ patrol van in the opposite direction.
The trader said, thinking that the Task force Officials would arrest him, the deceased in a bid to escape jumped over the bridge and landed on top of the iron beautification barriers under the bridge. He sustained serious injuries on his head and other parts of his body and died instantly.
The trader stated that immediately the incident occurred a mob attacked the Task force officials, vandalized their vehicle and pursued them towards the 3rd Mainland Bridge.
The witness said the Task force Officials were able to escape the irate mobs by shooting in the air to scare them away.