A 45-year-old man identified as Adeyinka Abiodun was rescued by police officers for attempting suicide as he try to jumps into Lagos Lagoon from third mainland bridge over a N500,000 debt he owed a microfinance bank.
The Global News Nigeria gathered that the 45 years old man was stop from jumping into lagoon on third mainland bridge on Friday, 31st of July 2020 and he was taken to police station for questioning.
I learnt that the man take a loan of #390,000 from microfinance bank in March 2020 with monthly repayment plan for six months and accrued interest of #142,287:25 from a microfinance bank in Lagos Island.
In a statement on Sunday, Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said the man was intercepted by an officer while attempting to jump into the Third Mainland lagoon on Friday.
According to the police, the 45-year old, identified as Adeyinka Abiodun, collected a N390,000 loan from a microfinance bank in March, which has exceeded N500,000 with accrued interests and was unable to pay back.
While attempting to jump into the lagoon around 1:35 p.m. on Friday, he was intercepted by operatives deployed to Third Mainland Bridge and taken to Bariga Police Station for questioning and debriefing.