Officials of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos have prevented a 67-year old man, Oluwatoye Bamgboye, from attempting to jump into a lagoon.
The man was said to have come from Oju–Ore, Ogun State to Lagos after losing his job and his selling his assets to settle a loan.
According to RRS, the man had wanted to end his life on his birthday in a lagoon along the Third Mainland Bridge.
Quoting Bamgboye, the RRS in a statement, said: “Today being my birthday, I have decided to end it all. The burden and the frustration are too much for me to bear. My wife has abandoned me in the process.”
“Officials of Rapid Response Squad on patrol of third Mainland Bridge this afternoon stopped a 67 – year old man from leaping into the Lagoon on his birthday.
“The elderly man, who gave his name as Oluwatoye Bamgboye, from Oju–Ore, Ogun State, was attempting to jump into the Lagos Lagoon inward Lagos Island when the officers stopped him.
“He disclosed that a personal challenge made him sell his house, land and car. With that, he still couldn’t solve the problem. He got a loan and the problem still persisted.
“He explained further that, he secured a job and on the resumption date, he was informed that the job had been given to someone else.
“He has been conveyed to Adekunle Police Station, where efforts are in progress to contact his family members.”