A Nigerian man is refusing to get down from an electric pole until the government (or anyone for that matter) gives him N5 million, witnesses say.
The police, the fire service, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and witnesses came to rescue the man. Witnesses said they begged him to come down from the pole but he refused.
“He said he won’t come down till he gets N5 million,” a witness said.
The police and the rest reportedly left in anger after the suicidal man, who’s said to be mentally unstable, stuck to his guns despite repeated pleas.
The man was still on the pole as at 3pm, Before the police left, they placed an inflated bouncing castle at the foot of the pole so the man could jump down without breaking a bone.
But the castle was deflated after the police and the others left.
Some are condemning the police and the others for leaving the scene. Others say Nigerians should help raise N5 million donate it to the man so he won’t take his own life.
If PHCN restored electricity with the man on that pole…he’s dead meat.