The young man who committed suicide at FESTAC link bridge yesterday, by jumping inside the lagoon (canal) has been identified as Bayo Ahmad Lawal, a graduate of Industial Chemistry in the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
Bayo reportedly struggled with his friends who tried stop him, before he finally jumped inside the river and drowned..
Read what was shared by FESTAC online below;
The ordeal started from Mobil filling station when Bayo started lying down on the floor. He was with his friends at this time. His friends beckoned on him to stand up trying to find out what was wrong. He stood up and then started walking fast, then started running towards the bridge. His friends tried to stop him, chasing him, before they could get hold of him, he had already jumped into the canal. Before this some individuals said it seemed he had some psychological issues. Since the incident up till this time of writing, his body has not been found. Bayo left behind His mother, a single mother and his other siblings. Some said the psychological issues comes once in a while.