An accounting graduate (names withheld ) was rescued this afternoon from jumping into Lagos Lagoon from the Adekunle axis of the Third mainland bridge.
The man was rescued by a patrol team attached to the Rapid Response Team ( RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command.
A police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not supposed to speak to the press said: ” When we saw the man moving suspiciously, we started monitoring his activity, but we saw him looking into the Lagoon; behaving as if he was saying his last prayers and we held him. We interrogated him and he confessed that he was tired of life. He told us that he wanted to end his life because he has no job after many years that he graduated from the University.
We arrested him and handed him over to the Adekunle police station.
“No, he was not acting. You know it is not easy to take one’s life. He was petrified and was sweating profusely. He was shaking with ardours. He was about to commit suicide. You will know who is pretending. He was not.
He is really frustrated, but the Adekunle police are investigating, after which we will know what to do. He may be charged for attempted suicide. It is a serious offence to take your life. Suicide is a serious offence all over the world”.