How Sanwo-Olu rescues man who wanted to jump into Lagoon

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos, has settled a N500,000 loan for Adeyinka Abiodun, a resident who wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the lagoon.

Abiodun, a business man, was on Friday stopped by the Police around the Third Mainland Bridge as he attempted to end his life.

According to Bala Elkana, Lagos Police spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, said the Abiodun had failed to pay back a loan he took to boost his business, and as a result wanted to commit suicide.

“He stated that in March 2020, he procured a loan of N390,000 with monthly repayment plan for six months and accrued interest of N142,287:25 from a microfinance bank in Lagos Island,” the statement read.

“The loan was collected with intent to upgrade his wine retail business, but the business failed and the money was lost. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master’s degree in business administration. He is married with two children. He is currently attending medical and counselling sessions. The microfinance bank was contacted and they confirmed the loan.”

“The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, moved with compassion, came to the rescue by repaying the loan.

“Worried by the rate in which people are killing themselves, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, enjoined Lagosians to always explore other means of addressing life challenges than resorting to taking their own lives, as suicide is never an option.”

Bala, also revealed that Abiodun’s attempt to end his life was the eighth suicide attempt thwarted by the Police in the last two months.

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