Police rescue Businessman from jumping into Lagos lagoon over N600,000 debt. Details 👇
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday rescued a middle-aged Lagos Businessman, Abiodun Adeyinka from committing suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon via the Third Mainland Bridge over
The policemen attached to the Bariga Division who have been watching him closely quickly prevented him from plunging into the lagoon and it was later discovered that Abiodun had borrowed a sum of N390,000 from a microfinance bank for a business venture which failed to yield in profits.
The inability of him to pay back the six months tenure loan which has now yielded an interest of N142,287,25 made him leave his residence at Abaranje, Ikotun area and proceeded to the Third Mainland Bridge in order to jump into the Lagos Lagoon.
Me Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday after interrogating Mr Abioudum and it was confirmed that he attempted to take his life because of the debt he owes.
“On Friday, July 31, 2020, around 1.50 pm, police operatives deployed on the Third Mainland Bridge intercepted one Adeyinka Abiodun, 45, of Abaranje Road, Ikotun, while attempting to jump into the lagoon. He was rescued and taken to the Bariga Police Station for questioning and debriefing.”
“He stated that in March 2020, he obtained a loan of N390,000 with a repayment plan for six months and accrued interest of N142,287,25 from a microfinance bank on the Lagos Island. The loan was collected with the intention of upgrading 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”
He also confirmed that the microfinance bank was contacted to ascertain the details of the loan, it was confirmed afterwards and the loan was fully repaid by Governor Babajide Sanwoolu who was moved with pity according to Mr Bala Elkana.