Father of five rescued from committing suicide in Ogun river
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) rescued a 36-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele, from attempting to commit suicide by jumping into Ogun river in Abeokuta.
This incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, in a statement made available to newsmen in the state capital.
Oyedele who resides in Tourist Estate, Obere Atan-Ota area, attempted to commit suicide by jumping into Ogun river and he was equally armed with deadly substance, suspected to be Sniper insecticide.
He was, however, rescued from the river shores and taken to Adigbe police station in Abeokuta for further investigation.
“Oyedele, a 36-year-old cloth seller with five children, attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the Ogun river around 1:15 am at Akin Olugbade area of Abeokuta, in Abeokuta North local government area of the state,” Akinbiyi said, according to Vanguard.
“It was discovered that the victim was also holding a sniper in his hand.
“Our prompt intervention at the scene with the help of some civilians evaded what would have been an eventual suicide.
“He was pulled out of the river and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation.”