The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has rescued a suicide-bent businessman, Abiodun Adeyinka, with N500,000 after he attempted to jump into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.
Adeyinka, a master’s degree holder almost committed suicide over his inability to defray N390,000 loan he got from a microfinance bank, which with accrued interest amounted to N500,000.
He had invested the said sum into an unnamed business, which went awry.
On Sallah day the father-of-two decided to end it all on Third Mainland Bridge but was rescued by police stationed on the bridge.
Sanwo-Olu revealed this gesture in an interview with journalists.
He said, “Just this morning (Friday), we rescued somebody who was planning to jump at the Third Mainland Bridge all because he said he has a debt of N500,000. We had to rescue him and we paid the debt. Those little details are what make the difference.
“I don’t have two heads, I don’t have 15 fingers. We are still the same human beings. So, we need to show the human part of us while we are not losing sight of the big picture.
“The big picture is that we want to build roads, bridges, and new schools. But we also need to pay attention to the little one like the young boy on that video.
“By the way, I have spoken to him and his mother. They are doing great and I will see him one of these days very soon.”