Unable to jump to death, man rescued from suicide on Lagos bridge lands in police detention, faces law

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Akinlolu Ajayi wanted to call it quits on Wednesday, choosing the watery route from the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

But death cheated him.

Police timely intervention have saved the 54-year-old staffer of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporate (LSDPC), Town Planning, Ilupeju Lagos.

The Lagos Police Spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Saturday that the incident happened on Wednesday at about 9.25 a.m.

Ajisebutu said that the man, who resident at No. 1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki, was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront area.

He said that the anti-crime patrol team from Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area, immediately rescued the man, and took him into protective custody.

The spokesman said that the suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution.

Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the family of the man should be contacted for necessary action.