An eyewitness, John Samuel, who claimed to have seen the man shortly before he jumped into the river, said, “I was at the other side going towards a fast food joint when I saw a guy strip himself naked on top of the bridge
“Immediately I spotted him making an attempt to jump, I shouted, hoping that would stop him from jumping into the river, but he ignored me.
“There was a commercial bus driver coming behind who stopped and wanted to stop him from jumping, but before he could alight from his bus, the guy had already jumped into the river.
“He left behind a bag and we tried to check if there was any means of identification, but the bag was empty.”
When contacted around 6:30pm, the officer in charge of administration in Osun State Fire Service, Mr. Aremu Fatai, said firemen were already at the scene, making efforts to evacuate the man