The mother of Toju Davies Daibo, the Unilag graduate that allegedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Saturday, February 15, 2020, has broken her silence.

In an interview with ChannelsTV, the mother of the deceased, Mrs Daibo, asked the Lagos State government to help bring back her son.

The 22-year-old deceased allegedly jumped into the lagoon from the bridge inward Adeniji Adele, after alighting from an Uber, complaining of stomach issues.

Mrs Daibo said Toju had no history of depression or drug use; he had just finished studying quantity survey from the University of Lagos and was looking forward to his NYSC and then his master’s degree studies in Canada.

She appealed to the government to find her son and provide answers as to what happened to him.

In an interview with the Cable, his Neighbors spoke about his life before his unfortunate demise. They described him as quiet person who rarely interacted with anyone and was mostly about church functions.

Mr David, one of the neighbors of the deceased, said Toju was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).


“I saw Davies last week Sunday. You know this is a like a ‘mind-your-business’ kind of area. I know that he stayed with his aunt. We don’t really interact except for church things. He attended the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).I do see him because my own balcony faces theirs, so anytime I am standing there, I do see him with his aunt. He was very quiet. I will say that he didn’t come out like that other boys in the area.” he said

Another neighbor, Mustapha said he met with the deceased on a few occasions. He said the deceased was an ally of his co-worker who was transferred months ago.


“He used to come out once in a while maybe when he wanted to get things. When I first learnt of his death, I didn’t know he was the one people were talking about. But when I saw his picture, I recognised him immediately,” he told TheCable.


“He didn’t really relate with people around here, except one of our workers whom he got along with very well. However, that friend of his has been transferred out of here. While he was here, Davies visited frequently and they discussed about church programmes. They also go hang out very well unlike with rest of us.

I knew him basically on the street. He was such a quiet fellow. I never saw him discussing or arguing with anyone. He went about gently not like some who did as if they owned the street.” Mustapha said

The search for Toju’s body which was suspended over the weekend, however authorities continued the search February 18th.

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