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Boy Attempts Suicide, Tries Jumping Into Lagoon On 3rd Mainland Bridge After Area Boys Attacked Him

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March 24, 2016 – Boy Attempts Suicide, Tries Jumping Into Lagoon OnThird Mainland Bridge In Lagos After Area Boys Snatched His Phone & N6000

A teenager has been rescued from the grip of death by some RRS (Rapid Response Squad) officials on patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge.

Around 4pm today Thursday the 24th of March 2016, a mechanic directed the attention of the RRS officials to a spot on the Third Mainland bridge where a 17-year-old boy was trying to dive into the lagoon.

Just as he was about to dive into the lagoon, the police officials held his legs and took him to their office for counselling and investigations.

The boy told them he lost hope after some area boys snatched his phone and the N6000 his mother gave him to purchase foodstuff at Ita Faaji.

He said he doesn’t have courage to confront his mother at home and that’s why he decided to end his own life.

His mother (name withheld) who is in her mid 50’s said she has been looking for him for close to 4 hours.

“I have searched everywhere, his friends’ and the entire neighbourhood. I was shocked to learn that he has attempted suicide by jumping into the Lagoon. He has just finished his secondary school. He went to Lagos City College. I don’t know why he wanted to commit suicide”.

“If he had returned home to tell me what happened, the worst I could have done was to slap him and threatened him to return my money for me. I know I have been an exceptional mother to the four of them. I have never allowed them to miss their father and they are doing quite well in their studies”.

The worried-looking woman said their father abandoned them and travelled abroad but she has never allowed them to suffer.

The teenager has been released to his mother. They are both to report back next week Thursday.



  1. Rocargo

    March 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    can you hear yourself foolish mother, must Nigerian parents slap their children to show displeasure.

  2. my lady

    March 24, 2016 at 8:13 PM


  3. Metu Nyetu

    March 24, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Ricargo, did you consider it before tossing that comment into the forum? Anyway, for me, I don’t know whether to believe this guy or no. If you could end your life for losing just N6000, then better start going to hell if you fail JAMB.

  4. Jojo

    March 24, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Somethiing is not adding up here, how can you jump to your death because of 6000 , mother please watch that young man closely.

  5. fifelomo

    March 24, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Thank God he’s still alive.

  6. T

    March 24, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Mmmmmmm, the boy must have know the kind of mother he has before concluding that he’ll rather die than to face his mother, perhaps his mother already told him that if he losses the money it’s better he loss himself with the money, trust niger mother. The that money is their last hope. This boy need canceling that death is not an option for any problem .

  7. Olanrewaju

    March 24, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Chai,thank God he was rescue

  8. D Hunter

    March 25, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Exactly on point @ T.
    The boy understood his mother better than anyone else including the entire NG Crew simply bc he lives with her all his life.
    They said “The man who wears the shoe knows where it pinches most“

    I gat 2 …


  9. John Emeka

    March 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Thank God he was rescued..

  10. Mae

    March 25, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Rubbish… So,you wanted to die because of phone & 6k? You no well…

  11. Maryf

    March 25, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Wicked mother, even when its not his fault, the worst you could have done was slap him and threaten him to look for your money. This type of parents have destroyed many life and murdered there children without knowing it. Over harshness is not the best way to train children. Be friendly, be their best friend at all time and they will grow to obey and respect you.

    • Metu Nyetu

      March 25, 2016 at 11:46 PM

      @Maryf, why are you elusive to real life situations? Maybe I will leave you till you marry and start having children. Then I would know whether you would buy your son ice cream for losing something valuable? The normal reaction that 100% of parents would as well do is what this woman said she would do. Slapping your child for losing your hard-earned money is not over-reacting. This is Africa, and our ways are the best!

  12. sola olaniyi

    March 25, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Thank God he was rescued

  13. Precious

    March 25, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    The mother should change her character bc she is d reason y d boy wants to kill himself

  14. Benso

    March 30, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Yes, he has to be watched. D mother would have scold him cos of the way things are nowadays. God, please watch over that family.

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