The woman, who was identified as one Chinagorom Adibe Fustine, reportedly died after the car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge Bonny camp.
NEMA spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye, told newsmen in Lagos that the KIA Ultima SE model, with registration number MUS 38 BL, had only two passengers when the incident occurred.
Farinloye said the vehicle was recovered by the agency with the dead woman, while her driver escaped, unhurt.
“A car with two passengers plunged into Melee River near Bonny camp in Lagos Island on Saturday evening.
“The vehicle was later recovered with dead woman by the agency while her driver, who identified himself as Felix Aniele, escaped unhurt as he swam out to the river bank, leaving Chinagorom Adibe Fustine trapped in the car.
“The river spot where the incident occurred is the most turbulent spot in the whole of West Africa,” he said.
The incident is coming barely 2 days after a luxury bus belonging to GUO Transport Company plunged into river in Ikorodu area of Lagos.