Man Rescued After Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon
A man, Ikechuckwu Ibeh, who jumped into the lagoon on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, has been rescued.
Ibeh, 36, was rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Marine Unit, on Tuesday, after jumping into the lagoon around 4.45pm.
It was gathered that Ibeh took the action due to financial difficulties and depression among other reasons.
He has been handed over to police at the Maroko Police Station.
Nosa Okunbor, LASEMA Public Affairs Officer, confirmed the incident, saying that the launch of the agency’s Marine Unit was timely as it helped to avert the suicide.
He said, “The LASEMA Marine Unit was empowered by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and it recently took delivery of several boats, leading to the unit’s launch last week.
“The simulation and launch are timely as the unit averted what would have been the first suicide of the year 2020 when one Ikechuwku Ibeh attempted to end his own life by jumping off the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge on Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
“The victim was counselled by the personnel of LASEMA and eventually rescued from the lagoon by the Shark’s Squad alongside LASWA officials. The Bravo Unit of LASEMA examined him upon recovery for signs of fracture and life-threatening injuries, and thereafter, he was handed over to policemen at the Maroko Police Station for further action.”