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Man attempts jumping down from a mast in Lagos

Man attempts jumping down from a mast in Lagos

A person reportedly tried to bounce down from a telecommunication mast at Iyana-Ipaja space of Lagos State on Tuesday morning. 


The man who climbed to the highest of the mast round 8.30am, however was rescued by a mixed crew of policemen, officers of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and people from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has been recognized as Daniel Chibuike Bassi. 


It is speculated that he’s mentally unstable and eyewitnesses stated he was taken to Gowon Estate Police Station, the place he’s being interrogated.


NEMA’s South-West Co-ordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident and additional revealed that preliminary investigation confirmed that the person climbed the mast presumably to commit suicide.



He was nevertheless satisfied by operatives of each National and State companies to come back down from the about 200 ft mast. Farinloye additionally disclosed that the person is an aluminium technician and works at Aluminium Village. He nevertheless lives in Dopemu, Lagos.


Before climbing the mast, he was stated to have referred to as on individuals across the scene and knowledgeable them that he needed to do a fellowship. 


Farinloye stated; 


“He was taken to Gowon Estate Police Station, Lagos.

“In an interactive dialogue with NEMA, LASEMA and Police, Mr Bassi appears to be incoherent and couldn’t make a whole assertion all alongside.

“NEMA needed to enchantment to the Police to go away the distressed man to calm down and settle down as a result of he couldn’t keep in mind his age

“He instructed us that he arrived on the scene at about 8am and began climbing the mast at 8.30am.

“He revealed that he by no means knew the world earlier than however one thing pushed him to go to the scene.

“He was stated to have referred to as individuals across the scene and knowledgeable the folks that he needed to do a fellowship and began with songs and praising.”

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