Man Tries To Commit Suicide By Jumping Off Bridge In Anambra

Suicide: Man Tries To kill Himself By Jumping Off Bridge In Anambra

by AnaedoOnline

A young man has narrowly escaped death after allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping off an overhead bridge at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state.

Residents in the area said the 30-year-old attempted suicide around 3.15pm on Saturday following news of total lockdown by the state government.

One of them, who preferred anonymity, said he saw the body of the man lying lifeless while driving pass the area.

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“They said the man just committed suicide by jumping from the Upper Iweka Flyover immediately he had news of total lockdown by the Anambra state government today,” he said.


Reacting, police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, dismissed the alleged suicide report, saying the victim was still alive.

“At about 4:20pm date, a man of about 30years old whose identity is yet to be ascertained allegedly missed steps and fall down from the flyover at Upper Iweka.

“Police patrol team attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed victim to Toronto hospital for medical attention.

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“Victim is responding to treatment and investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the incident.”

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