Man climbs mast to commit suicide, asks onlookers to sing praise and worship

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Man climbs mast to commit suicide, asks onlookers to sing praise and worship.
A man identified as Daniel Chibuike Bassi reportedly attempted to commit suicide from a 200ft telecommunication mast at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State on Tuesday.

It was gathered that he climbed to the top of the mast around 8:30am, but was rescued by a combined team of policemen, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and those from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

NEMA’s South-West Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident as he revealed that the young man, who is an aluminum technician, was taken to Gowon Estate Police Station where he is being interrogated.

Farinloye also disclosed that before Daniel climbed the mast, he had urged people to gather round that he wanted to do a fellowship.

He was however convinced by operatives of both National and State agencies to come down from the mast.

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The NEMA official said; “He was taken to Gowon Estate Police Station, Lagos.

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“In an interactive discussion with NEMA, LASEMA and Police, Mr Bassi seems to be incoherent and could not make a complete statement all along.

“NEMA had to appeal to the Police to leave the distressed man to settle down and calm down because he could not remember his age

“He told us that he arrived at the scene at about 8am and started climbing the mast at 8.30am.

“He revealed that he never knew the area before but something pushed him to go to the scene.

“He was said to have called people around the scene and informed the people that he wanted to do a fellowship and started with songs and praising.”

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