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Police arrests public servant over attempted suicide on 3rd Mainland bridge

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Nigerian Police has arrested a Lagos State Government staff, Akinlolu Ajayi, during an attempt to commit suicide on third mainland bridge in the state.

Ajayi, a 54-year-old, a staff member of Lagos State Development Planning Corporation (LSDPC) in Town Planning, Ilupeju axis of the state, was picked and detained by the law enforcement agency on the Third Mainland Bridge.
As gathered, the public servant, who resides on No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki axis of Lagos was seen by policemen attached to the Bariga Police Division while attempting to dive into the lagoon at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront end of the bridge.

 

Speaking on the public servant detention, the Lagos Police Command Spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Saturday, disclosed that Ajayi was arrested at about 0925hrs last Wednesday on the longest bridge in West African.
According to him, the anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division, while on a routine patrol of the area, immediately rescued the man and took him into protective custody.
“The suspect, Ajayi, has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for investigation and subsequent prosecution in accordance with Lagos law”, he added.
The statement from the command reads in part: “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.
According to the CP, such challenges are merely ephemeral. The Police boss further warns that such condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal.

 

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