Foiled suicide attempt in Lagos

Written by on June 3, 2022

A young man on Wednesday morning attempted to plunge to his death from the Lekki -Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos.

A viral video on social media showed patrol officers of the Lekki Concession Centre and other bystanders preventing the man from taking the leap off the bridge.

The patrol officers were seen trying to motivate the apparently inconsolable man after which he was handed over to law enforcement officials.

Reasons for his attempted suicide remain vague.

According to Section 327 of the Criminal Code Act, Attempted Suicide is a crime in Nigeria and is punishable by one year in prison. Despite its treatment as a crime, several have scorned this move calling for it to be discarded.

Seun Fakorede

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