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UPDATE: Man who jumped into Lagos lagoon was jilted

by Seun Badejo

The Lagos State Police yesterday, Thursday, February 27, 2020, rescued a 28-year-old man, Princewill David, who jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge in a suicide attempt. The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday.

It was gathered that David, a resident of 42, Tajudeen Balogun Street, Igando, attempted to take his life after his lover broke up with him. The Foreign Exchange (FOREX) dealer was said to have requested a hailing taxi service only to tell the driver to stop midway through the bridge for him to urinate.

The driver however turned down his request following recent trend of passengers on suicide mission, asking drivers to stop for them to pee only to jump into the water. The driver increased his speed until he sighted operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on pin down operation towards Adeniji before he slowed down. As soon as the driver slowed down, David was said to have jumped off the car and into the lagoon where he landed on logs of wood.

It was gathered that the policemen quickly went after him, rescued and rushed him to the hospital.

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