By Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu
LASEMA Response Team, Shark Squad at Lekki, recovered a Toyota Camry car involved in a road collision on Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge today, Sunday 18th, October 2020.
Upon the arrival of the LRT to the aforementioned location, a Toyota Camry vehicle with registration number AAA 708 GC was found upside down as a result of running into another stationary car which broke-down on the bridge
However, the female driver which was the only occupant of the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital before the arrival of the Response Squad.
The accident vehicle was upturned. It was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s Tow Truck to ensure free flow of vehicular activities
Similarly, earlier today, an attempted suicide victim was successfully intercepted by LASEMA Marine Unit, Shark Squad, at Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, Lekki Phase one.
The suicide attempt was foiled by one of the divers from the LASEMA Marine Unit which responded to the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge incident.
Actions of the suicidal 27 year old orphan attracted the attention of passers-by on the bridge, who inturn reported it to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, at about 22:35hrs yesterday, 17th October 2020.
The report activated a series of actions which kick-started the state’s emergency response to the rescue of the Anambra State indigene, who resides in Ejigbo axis of Lagos State, which eventually led to an overnight operation that terminated at about 03:50a.m today.
Following its intervention, members of the LASEMA Marine Response Unit were able to ‘pilot’ the listless, suicidal young man away from “the jump off point” after much persuasions, counseling and successful conviction, that the young bachelor had no reason to commit suicide, rather that he had every reason to continue living and being alive.
It was established during the operation, that the rescued young man who could not give coherent explanations as to why he was contemplating suicide, has been on medications and had infact been undergoing therapy for a while, in a leading State-owned Tertiary Institution, as confirmed by his personal physician.
These revelations were made by the suicidal young man while being counseled during the sensitive rescue operation, before being handed over to the Agency’s Paramedics, Bravo Unit, for proper medical examination and further examination before being handed over to Good Samaritans (JIMMY ODUKOYA AND ADEYEMI OKANLAWON) who pleaded to ensure adequate therapy and psychological counseling for the victim to ensure his balance
Details of the Samaritans were documented by the Marine Response Unit, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Officers at the incident scene.
Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu
18th October, 2020