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Man who attempts suicide over lockdown by falling from bridge, rescued by Police

Raphael Izokpu

A 30-year old man on Saturday narrowly escaped death after falling off from the overhead bridge at the popular Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Eyewitnesses alleged that the victim attempted suicide about 3.15pm after jumping down from the flyover following news of total lockdown by the State government.

One of the witnesses at the scene said that he saw the body of the man lying lifeless while driving past the area.

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

Reacting, Anambra State Police Spokesperson, Mr Haruna Mohammed, dismissed the alleged suicide report, saying the victim was still alive.

He said: “At about 4:20pm date, a man of about 30years old whose identity is yet to be ascertained allegedly missed steps and fell 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. Victim is responding to treatment and investigation is ongoing to ascertain actual cause of the incident.”

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