Frustrated Lagos resident stopped from jumping into Lagoon

Frustrated Lagos resident stopped from jumping into Lagoon

- A frustrated Nigerian man has been saved from committing suicide in Lagos state

- The unnamed man wanted to jump into the Third Mainland Bridge lagoon but was overpowered by the police operatives on patrol

- The Lagos RRS team disclosed that the Lagos resident has been taken to Oworo police station and his family members have been contacted

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What could have turned out to be a tragedy was prevented on Monday, June 15, as an overly frustrated resident of Lagos state was prevented from jumping into the Third Mainland Bridge lagoon.

The man, whose identity was not revealed, was said to have made attempt to commit suicide on Monday afternoon after getting tired of life.

He was, however, overpowered and rescued by the swift move of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command.

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Frustrated Lagos resident stopped from jumping into Lagoon
The unnamed man wanted to jump into the Third Mainland Bridge lagoon but was overpowered by the police operatives on patrol.
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The man, clad in a white T-shirt and a brown pair of trousers, was appealed to by the police operatives before he was overpowered.

After he confessed to being frustrated, RRS said he was later taken to Oworo police station while his family members have been contacted.

“Yesterday our vigilant officers on Third Mainland Bridge prevented this young man from diving into the Lagoon. His expression of frustration made him hell-bent on jumping despite being restrained by the officers," an account by the RRS operatives revealed.

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In another report, the RRS team said it has arrested the person behind the attempted blackmail of music icon Salewa Abeni over her nude photographs.

The 19-year-old suspect identified as Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, in his confession to the police, admitted to being behind the blackmail and stated he acted alone.

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According to the police report, Emmanuel who is a resident of Peace Estate in Magboro, Ogun state, was picked up by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad on May 28.

The 2017/2018 electrical engineering student of Yabatech claimed he discovered the photos on a memory card which he picked up on the floor in his school in November 2019.

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