A yet to be identified man was apparently accused of stealing before he was seen in a viral video jumping into a river in Lagos State.
On Saturday night, the man killed himself at the Idumota Bridge on Lagos Island.
Ngozi Blessing, a Facebook user, posted videos of the man speaking to several bystanders and the moment he dove into the river.
In the article, Blessing claimed that the man committed himself because he was falsely accused of stealing a sizable sum of money, which he denied knowing about.
The man was captured to have said, “Where I was living, they accused me of stealing, I told them I am not the one that stole it. I was arrested by the police and I was asked to say my side of the story. Despite that, they still threatened to kill me.”
All pleas by onlookers to discourage the man from committing suicide failed, as he dived into the river.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.