Crime

Man Tries to Kill Himself by Jumping into Ogun River

... but he is rescued by TRACE Officer

The Ogun State Police Command says a 35-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele who attempted suicide by jumping into Ogun River has been released to his family for proper medical attention. 

The command’s spokesperson, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known to Radio Nigeria, said the man exhibited violent behaviour suspected to be connected with mental health. 

The Public Relations Officer of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi had earlier disclosed that the man was handed over to the police after his rescue by an officer of the corps. 

Mr Akinbiyi explained that Oyedele, a father of five children from Atan in Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the Ogun River around Akin Olugbade area of Abeokuta during the midnight. 

The Public Relations Officer of the state’s traffic agency added that the man, who was said to be a cloth seller was also holding a poisonous substance, suspected to be sniper at the time he was rescued.

Oluremi Olugbenro

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