ADVERTISEMENT

Man bursts into tears as passersby stop him from committing suicide (video)

A young Nigerian man who was stopped from taking his own life has been handed over to the police.

Screenshot: Man stopped from committing suicide

He burst into tears after passersby who chanced upon him attempting to jump into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos State, saved him.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to reports, the good Samaritans spotted the yet-to-be-identified young man on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge trying to jump into the river beneath it.

But coincidentally, some passersby arrived at the scene timeously to restrain him.

A video circulating online shows some of the rescuers consoling the apparently depressed man, telling him that God has a bright future for him, and that he should not waste his life.

One of the good Samaritans, a woman believed to be a staff member of Lekki Concession Company (LCC), is heard promising to find a job for the despondent young man if that would make him change his mind.

While they pacified him, the man started crying before he eventually loosened his grips on the bridge rails hesitantly.

The LCC shared the video on social media and said the young man had been handed over to the police.

"Thanks to the quick intervention of LCC patrol officers, a young man was saved from committing suicide on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge. He has been handed over to police," the LCC wrote to caption the heartbreaking video.

Nigerians have been reacting to the video, with some blaming the hardships in the country for the man's decision to take his life.

In an earlier report, a young man who would have died about four years ago expressed gratitude to a strange Twitter user who talked him out of committing suicide.

The man is now the father of a 4-month-old boy, and he has realised the damage he would have caused if he had carried through with his suicide mission.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

3 killed in grisly Saturday morning accident at notorious blackspot

3 killed in grisly Saturday morning accident at notorious blackspot

Graduate who went viral after 9 years of tarmacking with 2 degrees saved

Graduate who went viral after 9 years of tarmacking with 2 degrees saved

Tirus Maina's 39 years ends in 3-paragraph eulogy [Photo]

Tirus Maina's 39 years ends in 3-paragraph eulogy [Photo]

Ruto issues ultimatum for Kenyans to get digital identities

Ruto issues ultimatum for Kenyans to get digital identities

Identity of woman who died in Juja dam with Kiambu businessman revealed [Photos]

Identity of woman who died in Juja dam with Kiambu businessman revealed [Photos]

‘Being homosexual isn’t a crime’ – Pope Francis says, calls for love for LGBTQ people

‘Being homosexual isn’t a crime’ – Pope Francis says, calls for love for LGBTQ people

Investigation launched into 2022 KCSE results

Investigation launched into 2022 KCSE results

Bill proposes Sh500K fine for employers who call staff outside working hours

Bill proposes Sh500K fine for employers who call staff outside working hours

How Magoha's son revived his father, tried to buy him more time

How Magoha's son revived his father, tried to buy him more time

ADVERTISEMENT