Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state commissioner of police, stated that Momoh was going towards Oworonshoki when she asked the driver of the taxi to stop on the bridge.The 58-year-old woman was about to jump into the lagoon when a police patrol team saw her and rushed to stop her from taking her life.The Oworonshoki axis, in Lagos, linking the popular Third Mainland Bridge and the Lagos Island, is to be transformed into transportation, entertainment and tourism hubs.
Owoseni stated that it was wrong for her to try to take her own life.
“This will be the first state-owned ferry concrete jetties and we will ensure that they are of globally acceptable standard to ensure safety.
“The jetties have been operating on public-private partnership and as a government, we want to set the pace for other investors who might be coming on board,” he said.
The residents of the area remitted their taxes to the colonial Assistant District Officer to Ikeja, Mr E. Gibbond through Chief Yesufu Taiwo, the then Onikosi in 1939. Obas of Ikosi kingdom are the paramount rulers of Kosofe land.
Ikosi, the administrative headquarters of the seven villages that make up Kosofe, was founded 515 years ago by Aina Ejo,the seventh son of Akanbiogun, an Ile-Ife prince and warrior who previously domiciled in Iwaye Quarters in Ota (Ogun State). Indigenes of Ikosi are of the Awori stock of the Yoruba race and are remarkably hospitable and peaceful people.