A yet-to-be identified young man have been rescued while attempting to commit suicide after he alighted from a cab and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on the Third Mainland bridge in the early hours of today February 27th.
The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who shared photos from the scene of the incident, revealed that the young man who tried killing himself by jumping into the lagoon, however landed on floating logs of wood beneath the Third Mainland Bridge.
The victim was rescued but sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, where he was later transferred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The cab driver when interrogated, revealed that he picked the unidentified man from Igando, a suburb of Lagos state.
“I carried him (the passenger) from Igando and he insisted I pass through the Third Mainland Bridge. On getting to the bridge, he asked me whether this was Third Mainland Bridge and I answered yes. He told me that he was pressed and that I should wait for him to ease himself. I was curious. At this time, he was forcing me to wait. I stylishly drove him to the point where the RRS men were standing inward Lagos. I told him I was no longer interested in the trip before I approached the police officers leaving him inside the car.” the cab driver said
This is coming barely a week after a 22-year-old Lagos state University graduate, Daibo Toju Davies, also alighted from a vehicle and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.