Police officers attached to Lagos State Command have saved the life of a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide in Lagos
The incident according to CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, Command Police Public Relations Officer in a statement 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.
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 PPRO said, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, have directed that the man’s family should be contacted for necessary action.
The CP also appealed 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.