Man Apprehended By The Police For Jumping Into Ogun River


A Nigerian father aged 36 who had attempted hia first suicide has been arrested by the Police for attempting another suicide in Ogun state.

LagospyNG gathered that the man was also caught with a bottle of an insecticide during the attempt to end his life.

Oyedele, who is a cloth seller, was rescued from the Ogun River in the Akin-Olugbade area of Abeokuta around 1.15pm.

He reportedly left his residence at the Tourist Estate, Obere, Atan Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State for Abeokuta to commit suicide.

The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi said in a statement that Oyedele was pulled out of the water by TRACE personnel with the support of some residents of the area.

He added that the man was later handed over to the personnel of the Adigbe Police Station.

Akinbiyi stated, “The victim is one Fatai Oyedele of the Tourist Estate, Obere, Atan Ota, Ogun State, who is 36 years old and has  five children with Jumai Oyedele. He is a cloth seller.

“Around 1.15pm today (Wednesday) by the Ogun River en route Akin-Olugbade, the man attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with a bottle of insecticide in his hands.

“Our prompt intervention saved what would have been an eventual suicide and with the help of some civilians at the scene, he was rescued.  

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