A Nigerian man identified as Odunare Olalekan has reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a lagoon at Epe in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
A video that went viral shows a 21-year-old man sitting on the handrail of Berger Bridge and eventually jumping into the lagoon.
In the video, a male voice heard is asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but without a delay, he jumped to his into the lagoon.
According to Daily Trust, they gathered from a source that Olalekan left a one-year-old baby behind and told his father, Mr Odunare on Tuesday’s morning to pray for him.
“He also told his girlfriend who is 19 years old to take care of his single that had
The family disclosed that they are not aware ere of the reason why Olalekan did such and hey
Olalekan was a holder of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate and was working at Alaro City, a mega estate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Statement from the family;
“For some time now, Olalekan has been acting strangely. For more than a week, he couldn’t sleep. He just woke up yesterday (Tuesday) to say he was going. They asked him, ‘going where?’
“They tried to hold him but he overpowered the people around because he was very strong. Maybe it was a spiritual attack. But we could not ascertain that. He just woke up and said he was going and that they should pray for him.
“They held him but he overpowered them and went straight to his girlfriend’s house to tell her to take care of his child because they might not see each other again,” the family source said.
It was learnt that one of his brothers saw the viral video and notified the family about it.
“He told their father that they should not bother looking for Lekan because he saw him on Berger Bridge as he jumped into the lagoon and he must have died,” the source further said.”
From a source gathered by Sahara Reporters, it said Olalekan died a few months after the death of his elder sister who was a student of Lagos State University (LASU). She reportedly slumped and died while taking an examination in school.
Asked why the person recording him could not save him at the scene, the family friend said, “The person that made the video was alerted by some motorists on Lekki-Epe expressway and he was walking towards him while recording but he could not catch up with him.
“The guy was far away from him. He was about to hold him when he jumped inside the river. Nobody could hold him there except somebody who can swim.”
Watch Video Below