An unidentified Nigerian national has been rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard after he mysteriously jumped into the Pasig River wearing a pair of handcuffs.
According to reports, the incident happened on Wednesday morning, when officials in Hulo in Mandaluyong City said they saw the man leap into the water at about 6am.
The officials called the Coast Guard, who then fished him out of the river and noticed that he was wearing handcuffs.
The Nigerian man told the Coast Guard that before jumping into the river, he had visited a Makati police station but did not explain why. He also didn’t say how he ended up in Mandaluyong.
He was taken by the Coast Guard to a Mandaluyong City police station where they determined that the handcuffs he was wearing did not belong to the Philippine National Police.
The man remains at the police station, where he is currently being questioned by the authorities.
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Nigerian man rescued by Philippine Coast Guard after jumping into the Pasig river wearing a pair handcuffs pic.twitter.com/eBmcUWkc1P
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) November 28, 2019