A yet-to-be-identified man yesterday attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a canal in the Festac area of Lagos State.
Though, the reason for the man’s suicide mission was unclear but residents said he moved close to the Festac Link Bridge, stood there for a while and dived in.
The eyewitness told newsmen, “Many local divers tried to save him.’’
The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the command got a report of the incident.
He said, “I think it was a case of a man who fell into a canal. We are still trying to get more information on it.’’
He could not immediately confirm if the man was saved.
This is coming after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, jumped into the LagosLagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge last Sunday after he told his driver, who was conveying him to Lagos Island in his Sport Utility Vehicle with number plate, LND 476 EE, to stop following a phone call he received.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, recently explained why Nigerians will continue to take their lives.
According to him, the ugly cases of suicides will continue until the citizens learnt how to belt up concerning every situation they found themselves.