The patrol team of Lekki Concession Company – LCC, has rescued a yet-to-be-identified man during an attempt to commit suicide on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos State.
It was gathered that the man left a destination in the state and went to the bridge where he attempted to jump into the water in order to end his life.
Lekki Times learnt passersby alongside the patrol team of the Lekki Concession Company quickly intervened and prevented the man from jumping into the water.
Video of the man resisting attempts by some good Samaritans and the patrol team to rescue him surfaced on social media early Thursday, June 2, 2022.
In the video, the man was seen shedding tears while not less than four persons surrounded to console and encouraged him.
“You can see promotion, your future is bright, it is ok. You are a man, cool down. Your future is bright, come let me find work for you,” a woman who is suspected to be part of the rescue team, said in the video.
Confirming the incident in a post on Instagram, the LCC said the quick intervention of its patrol team saved the young man’s life, adding that he was handed over to the police.
The post read, “Thanks to the quick intervention of LCC patrol officers, a young man was saved from commiting suicide on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. He has been handed over to the police.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed the incident.
Yesterday another suicide story broke out in the Lekki area where telecoms accountant ended her life.