The bodies of the two occupants of the SUV that plunged into the Lagos Lagoon at about 10.30pm last Saturday, October 28th, have been recovered. The victims are a retired Naval officer, Air Vice Marshall Olufunsho Martins and his driver. They were said to be on their way to his home in Parkview estate in Ikoyi when the accident happened. His true identity was revealed through an identity card found inside the vehicle after it was brought out.
Martins had recently returned to Lagos from the United Kingdom for the burial of his friend’s wife.
He was said to be the chairman of the burial committee.
He was reportedly returning to his house on Funsho Martins Avenue, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, on Saturday, after a meeting in Ikeja, when his Ford Explorer Sport Utility Vehicle had a collision with another car on the Third Mainland Bridge around 11pm.
Punch correspondent gathered that the victim, who owned Martinos Events Centre and Hotel Suites in Agidingbi, Ikeja, fell into the lagoon with his driver, and was trapped in the mangled vehicle.
Their bodies were later recovered by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency around 2am on Sunday