The police in Lagos on Thursday rescued a 28-year-old man, Princewill David, who jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge in a suicide try.
The incident occurred round midnight, lower than two weeks after one other younger man jumped into the lagoon for but -to -be ascertained causes.
It was gathered that David, a resident of 42, Tajudeen Balogun Avenue, Igando, took the dive after his lover broke up with him.
The International Change (FOREX) seller was mentioned to have requested a hailing taxi service solely to inform the driving force to cease halfway by means of the bridge for him to urinate.
The Nation gathered that the driving force turned down his request following latest development of passengers on suicide mission, asking drivers to cease for them to pee solely to leap into the water.
It was learnt that the driving force elevated his pace till he sighted operatives of the Fast Response Squad (RRS) on pin down operation in direction of Adeniji earlier than he slowed down.
As quickly as the driving force slowed down, David was mentioned to have jumped off the automobile and into the lagoon the place he landed on logs of wooden.
It was gathered that the policemen shortly went after him, rescued and rushed him to the hospital.
David was mentioned to have fractured his legs and sustained different physique accidents because of the bounce.
Based on a supply, the driving force mentioned David insisted he ought to cross Third Mainland Bridge after he picked him up at Igando.
“He requested the driving force in the event that they had been on Third Mainland Bridge after they bought there and he mentioned sure.
“The person then mentioned the driving force ought to cease the automobile so he can pee however the driver refused and sped off.
“The driving force mentioned the person was forcing him to attend however due to reviews of individuals leaping into the water after mendacity that they need to pee, he elevated his pace and solely slowed down when he noticed RRS.
“However earlier than the driving force reached the place the policemen the place to complain, the person ran off the car and jumped into the water.
“One of many policemen noticed him strategy the railings and pleaded with him to not bounce however the man went forward. Luckily, he landed on logs of wooden and the policemen with the assistance of native fishermen rescued him.
“He broke his legs and sustained different accidents. He was rushed to the hospital the place he’s nonetheless being handled.
“They requested why he wished to kill himself and he mentioned it was as a result of his girlfriend mentioned she was now not serious about him,” the supply mentioned.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman Bala Elkana mentioned the sufferer was responding to remedy on the hospital, including that he mentioned heartbreak led him to aim suicide.