A staff member of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, Akinlolu Ajayi, has been rescued from committing suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Saturday that Ajayi was trying to jump into the lagoon when policemen on a routine patrol in the area rescued him.
He stated that Ajayi was taken into custody for further investigation and prosecution, adding that his family members had been contacted.
Ajisebutu said, “The incident happened around 9.25am on September 15, 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.
“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 Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, having directed that the man’s family should be contacted for necessary action, appeals to members of the public not to take their own lives no matter the challenges they are currently facing. The Police boss further warns that such a condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal. The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution.