By Augustine Ehikioya
A Police team in Lagos State has saved the life of a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide.
The 54 years old man, Akinlolu Ajayi, was prevented by the Police team from jumping into the lagoon.
A statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Saturday, said the man was taken into protective custody.
“The incident happened at about 0925hrs of 15th September, 2021 when one Akinlolu Ajayi, 54, a staff member of LSDPC Town Planning, Ilupeju, resident at No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront.
“Pronto, 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 statement said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed the man’s family to be contacted for necessary action.
He also appealed to members of the public not to take their own lives no matter the challenges they are currently facing.
According to the him, such challenges are merely ephemeral.
He also warned that such condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal.
The statement also disclosed that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation and subsequent prosecution.