By Mojisola Oladele

A man identified as Femi has jumped into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun State, following complaint about the hardship affecting him.

According to source close to the scene, Femi stood on the Gbodofon bridge located along Osogbo/Gbongan road around 10:30 am Saturday and jumped into the river.

Also a vulcaniser, whose workshop is close to the scene and preferred to be anonymous, said he observed a man walk down from the Old Governor’s Office end of Osogbo/Gbongan road and stood for a few minutes in the middle of Gbodofon bridge before he took a plunge into the river.

Findings revealed that, before he jumped into the river, he mentioned that a group of people had beaten him mercilessly at a fast food joint in the Ogo Oluwa area, which made him to decide to end his life.

Confirming the incident, The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command, Mrs. Kehinde Adeleke said the victim simply identified as Femi had earlier made an attempt to commit suicide, but was chased away by some people who suspected his movement on the bridge.

Mrs Adeleke explained that efforts were ongoing by personnel of the Security Agency to recover the body of the said Man.

Mrs. Adeleke further said, “On July 6th, 2024, at exactly 10:30 am, a man identified as Femi, the only son of his parent and a native of Ilesha jumped into Gbodofon River.”

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