The Lagos State Police Command has saved a middle-aged civil servant, Akinlolu Ajayi, from committing suicide.
A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the incident happened at about 9.25am on Wednesday, September 5.
Ajayi, 54, a staff of LSDPC Town Planning, Ilupeju, was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront.
The statement read, “Pronto, 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.
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“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 warned that such condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal.”
Ajisebutu added that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution.