An Unemployed 22-Year-Old Togolese Attempting To Jump Into Lagos Lagoon Stopped By Patrol Officers
A 22–year-old Togo National Identified as Mohammed Kabiru was rescued from attempting to jump into the Lagos lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge by patrol officers of the Lekki Concession Company.
In a video posted by the company on its Twitter handle on Wednesday, some people can be seen urging the man not to jump into the lagoon.
A female officer can be heard saying in the video: “You’re a man, you’re a man. Don’t jump. Your future is bright, don’t jump. Your future is very bright. Come, let me find work for you.”
However, the person behind the camera could be heard asking onlookers in Yoruba to assist in restraining the man and preventing him from committing suicide.
“Thanks to the quick intervention of LCC Patrol Officers, a young man was saved from committing suicide on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. He has been handed over to the Police,” the company wrote.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, noting that Mohammed wanted to commit suicide because he couldn’t find work.