Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been reportedly to have paid the N500,000 debt incurred by a man, Abiodun Adeyinka, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge during Eid celebration.
Speaking on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana said the governor was moved about the circumstances surrounding the man’s action to commit suicide and agreed to pay the debt he owed a micro finance bank to boost his business.
It was gathered that Abiodun had approached a microfinance bank for N390 , 000 to boost his business but could not repay the loan and the accrued interest which is over N500, 000, because the venture turned out to be unsuccessful.
Troubled by his inability to repay the loan , the 45 – year- old left his place of residence in the Ikotun area of the state and headed for the Third Mainland Bridge , where he attempted to jump into the lagoon.
It was learnt that policemen attached to the Bariga Division , who had been watching Abiodun closely , quickly prevented him from plunging into the lagoon.
Abiodun was said to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Master ’ s degree in Business Administration and married with two children.
He is currently attending medical and counselling sessions after been rescued by the police.