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Forex Dealer Attempts Suicide By Jumping Into Lagoon On Lagos 3rd Mainland Bridge

forex dealer jumps lagoon 3rd mainland lagos

Heartbroken Forex Dealer Attempts Suicide By Jumping Into Lagoon On Lagos 3rd Mainland Bridge

Police in Lagos today saved the life of a 28-year-old man identified as Princewill David.

David who jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge in a suicide attempt was rescued by RRS officials.

The incident occurred around midnight, less than two weeks after another young man jumped into the lagoon for yet -to -be ascertained reasons.

It was gathered that David, a resident of 42, Tajudeen Balogun Street, Igando, took the dive after his lover broke up with him.

The Foreign Exchange (FOREX) dealer was said to have requested a hailing taxi service only to tell the driver to stop midway through the bridge for him to urinate.

According to The Nation,  the driver turned down his request following recent trend of passengers on suicide mission, asking drivers to stop for them to pee only to jump into the water.

It was learnt that the driver increased his speed until he sighted operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on pin down operation towards Adeniji before he slowed down.

As soon as the driver slowed down, David was said to have jumped off the car and into the lagoon where he landed on logs of wood.

It was gathered that the policemen quickly went after him, rescued and rushed him to the hospital.

David was said to have fractured his legs and sustained other body injuries as a result of the jump.

According to a source, the driver said David insisted he should pass Third Mainland Bridge after he picked him up at Igando.

“He asked the driver if they were on Third Mainland Bridge when they got there and he said yes.

“The man then said the driver should stop the car so he can pee but the driver refused and sped off.

“The driver said the man was forcing him to wait but because of reports of people jumping into the water after lying that they want to pee, he increased his speed and only slowed down when he saw RRS.

“But before the driver reached where the policemen where to complain, the man ran off the vehicle and jumped into the water.

“One of the policemen saw him approach the railings and pleaded with him not to jump but the guy went ahead. Fortunately, he landed on logs of wood and the policemen with the help of local fishermen rescued 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.



  1. Kemi Obe

    February 27, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Too bad. I know what he is going through. Heartbreak kills faster than anything

  2. Sophia

    February 27, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    so sorry pls take it easy

  3. Ace

    February 29, 2020 at 12:42 AM

    Ending up with fractures and wounds is even worst for him. Woman go, woman come! She’s not meant for you, let her go! Yours will come. It’s a pity!!!

  4. Mimia

    March 12, 2020 at 7:30 AM

    Its a pity and painful to hear d way young people trying to comit suicide or comiting sucide nawadays WHY? Person wan end his/her life cheeeyi! GOD FORBID. Just last sunday around 11:pm we sat at one drinking bar outside at maggi bar mafoluku oshodi near 7/8 bus stop,we had screeming/shouting inside their shop we ran inside to witness why d noise,SHOCKLY One yoruba bar girls broke beer bottle and started shoking her stomach deeper,even d ibo co bar that saw her try to hold her she first stab d girl hand.blood every where so they rush her to hospital ,rush get police report #20,ooo b4 treatment thank GOD SHE SURVIVE IT,when ask why she want take her life she said they stole her phone she just bought #35,000.

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