- Man who attempted suicide at 3rd Mainland Bridge has spoken out about the reason for his action
- According to reports, a source revealed that it was because his girlfriend broke up with him
- The 28-year-old man, Princewill David, attempted to jump off the bridge on February 26
Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how a Nigerian man identified as Princewill David, attempted to take his life after he jumped into the Lagos Lagoon off 3rd Mainland Bridge on February 26.
David however, did not fall into the lagoon but rather ended up on a log of woods, breaking a leg and sustaining other injuries. According to The Nation, a source revealed that David attempted to take his life after his girlfriend broke up with him.
“He broke his legs and sustained other injuries. He was rushed to the hospital where he is still being treated. They asked why he wanted to kill himself and he said it was because his girlfriend said she was no longer interested in him,” the source said.
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Reports revealed that David who is a resident of 42, Tajudeen Balogun Street, Igando, is a Foreign Exchange (FOREX) dealer.
He was said to have requested the hailing taxi service only to tell the driver to stop midway through the bridge for him to urinate. The driver however refused and attempted to reach the police as soon as he suspected what David was about to do.
David however, got out of the car before the police could stop him.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman, Bala Elkana said the victim was responding to treatment at the hospital.
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In a related post, Legit.ng reported that though there were widespread reactions on social media, the identity of the man was unknown as the only available information was that he was a passenger of a ride-hailing service in the state. However, as the operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) commenced the search for the young man, his full identity was unveiled.
According to LASEMA, the young man's name is Daibo Davis and he is 22 years old; born on 22nd July 1998. LASEMA's DG, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the disclosure. Legit.ng gathered that he was on his way from a hospital via a taxi when he stopped and jumped into the lagoon. The information was gotten from the driver of the taxi conveying Davis before he jumped into the Lagoon.
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