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Attempted Suicide: Police Save Man At 3rd Mainland Bridge From Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon


The Lagos Police have saved a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide in Lagos recently.

The incident happened at about 0925hrs on September 15 when one Akinlolu Ajayi, 54, a staff of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC), who is a resident at No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront.

A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command Adekunle Ajisebutu said, the anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area, immediately rescued the man and took him into protective custody.

“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, having directed that the man’s family should be contacted for necessary action, appeals to members of the public not to take their own lives no matter the challenges they are currently facing. According to the CP, such challenges are merely ephemeral. The Police boss further warns that such condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal.

“Meanwhile the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution,” the statement said.


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