Man Demands 5 Million Dollars Else He Kills Himself on Utility Pole

A man climbed an electric pole this morning at Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, in a bid to kill himself because he has no money and food.

According to Twitter user Ken Egbas who posted the pictures, police officers from the Maroko Division, Lekki, Lagos, later arrived the scene to stop him.

Residents called Lagos fire service, they said it’s not their job. They advised to call the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). PHCN also said they should call police.

The police reported left the scene after unsuccessful rescue effort, leaving him to continue with his suicide mission.

Residents later rolled out trampoline to rescue the man after several hours.

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