Another man has been rescued by the police after he attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge.
In the past two weeks, there have been more than three people who have been rescued by the police in the state while attempting to commit suicide while the unlucky ones like a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, was not that lucky when he took that fatal plunge into the lagoon on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Another woman was rescued the next day by local fishermen at the Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of the state after she jumped into the river while on Friday, March 23, 2017, a woman identified as Taiwo Titilayo Momoh was rescued by the Lagos State Police Command during an attempt to jump into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge.
According to a journalist, Malik Nasir, on Sunday, March 26, 2017, another man was also rescued by the police while trying to jump into the lagoon in another suicide attempt.
Nasir who posted the incident on his Facebook page said the man had walked casually on the bridge and was just about jumping off when a police patrol team swiftly rescued him and saved him from killing himself.
There was another twist to the new development as Nasir said that an Ifa Priest has attributed the incessant suicides to the fact that the lagoon is angry and a sacrifice is required to appease it.
This is what Nasir wrote:
"Yet another suicide attempt at the Lagos lagoon today. He was rescued before he could take the plunge. An Ifa Priest has said in a national daily that the Lagoon is Angry. How do we appease the Lagoon please?"