LASEMA Averts Suicide Attempt on Lekki Link Bridge

In News 2020-01-22 09:55:26
LASEMA Averts Suicide Attempt on Lekki Link Bridge
LASEMA Averts Suicide Attempt on Lekki Link Bridge

By Maureen Ogolor


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has prevented a suicide attempt on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge.


Ikechuwku Ibeh,36, attempted to end his life by jumping off the Lekki Link Bridge on Admiralty way, Lekki phase 1 but was promptly rescued within five minutes of his plunge.


Upon interrogation, Ibeh lamented that his decision to take his own life was as a result of some financial difficulties, depression and diminished reasons to live.


However, the victim was counselled out of the act by the staff of LASEMA and eventually rescued from the lagoon by the sharks squad alongside LASWA officials, The Bravo Unit of LASEMA examined him upon recovery for any signs of fractures and self-inflicted life-threatening injuries and thereafter, he was handed over to Policemen at Maroko Police Station for further action.


It will be recalled that LASEMA's Marine Unit empowered by the Sanwo-Olu led administration recently took delivery of several boats leading to the Unit's launch last week.


The simulation and launch were timely as the unit averted what would have been an unfortunate incident.