The quick response of the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Marine Unit, has halted a young man from committing suicide around the Ikoyi Link bridge.
The unidentified man who is an indigene of Anambra state, but resides in the Ejigbo Area of Lagos, was stopped from jumping off the bridge.
Confirming the incident, the Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that, the agency’s responders were able to convince, rescue the young man from his jump off point and has been handed over to good Samaritans who would see to his well being.
In his words,
Response was activated to rescue the young man (name withheld) who hails from Anambra State, but resides in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The agency responders were able to convince, rescue the young man from his jump off point. He was later examined by the agency’s paramedics before being handed over to good Samaritans, Mr Odukoya and Mr Okanlawon, who have committed to ensure adequate therapy and psychological counseling for the victim.
Details of the good Samaritans were taken by the response team in conjunction with the Nigeria police officers at the scene.