Princewell David, the young man who tried killing himself by jumping off the third mainland bridge into the Lagos Lagoon in the early hours of Thursday February 27th, was a bitter boyfriend who his girlfriend had just ended their relationship. Police says.
According to the Lagos state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said Princewell David, revealed to the police that he wanted to commit suicide because his girlfriend had just told him that she was no longer interested in their relationship
”We have a report of a man, who jumped into the lagoon. He ordered an Uber vehicle and on getting to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he wanted to urinate, but the driver, who remembered what happened recently, did not stop for him.
“He kept on mounting pressure on the driver, but the driver managed to drive to where our men were stationed to explain to them, but before he could do that, the passenger had jumped into the lagoon, but he was rescued by our marine police and local divers.
“David said he jumped into the lagoon because his girlfriend said she was no longer interested in the relationship.” Bala said
NescoMedia had earlier reported that the young man took a cab from Igando area and was heading for the Island when he asked the driver to stop that he wanted to ease himself.
The taxi driver who was aware of the recent suicide case that happened on the same bridge less than 3 weeks ago, drove close to some officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) where the young man alighted from the vehicle and jumped off the bridge. Luckily, he landed on some floating logs underneath the bridge.
Though he was rescued by some marine police officers, he sustained varying degree of injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he has been stabilized.