A man, Akinlolu Ajayi, who attempted suicide through the Third Mainland Bridge has been rescued and arrested by the police.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.
The Lagos police spokesperson said, ”the Lagos State Police Command has once again demonstrated its commitment to the protection of lives and property of the citizens as it saved the life of a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide in Lagos recently. “
He added, “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. “
He also added that “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 Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, having directed that the man’s family should be contacted for necessary action, appealed to members of the public not to take their lives no matter the challenges they are currently facing.”
According to the CP, such challenges “are merely ephemeral”. The Police boss further warned that such a 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.