A yet to be identified young man who tried committing suicide by climbing a high tension wire in Rivers State, reportedly survived the electrocution he got in the process.
According to online sources, the suicidal man who was begged with one million naira by residents of the area who gathered, including the director of Omega Power Ministry – just for him to come down from the pole, refused but was electrocuted in the process.
It was gathered that he fell from the electric pole after he was electrocuted. Here are photos below;
It was also reported some months ago, that there was a mild drama at Powerline Street, Calvary Bus Stop in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos state as a certain man mounted an electricity transmission tower, apparently to commit suicide.
The unidentified man believed to be in his 30’s, was said to have wandered around the vicinity in the early hours of the day before stopping at the foot of the tower at about 2p.m. Based on eyewitnesses account, he removed some totems tied to the tower by a vigilance group and mounted it to the top despite warnings from residents and passers-by.
A resident, Mr. Kazeem Oyebola, told The Punch that the man did not look like a mentally challenged person. Oyebola said his responses showed he was on a suicide mission.
“He was not mad at all. He was clear enough when he talked except for some vague statements he made. He had a mission and it was to kill himself for some unknown reasons,” Oyebola added.
Another resident, identified as Odunayo, who sells alcoholic drinks in the area, said the man covered himself with a wrapper. She added that many felt the tower climber wanted cheap publicity or had an intention to “carry out a diabolical assignment particularly as he wore red knickers.”
The incident attracted a crowd and some of them had to climb the tower to see if they could get him down.