A 67-year-old man, Oluwatoye Bamgboye, who attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the lagoon in Lagos State on his birthday has been rescued on Tuesday by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
It was gathered that the man left his home in the Oju Ore area of Ota in Ogun State and was about to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge.
According to the statement issued by the RRS on its verified Facebook page, the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were on patrol of 3rd Mainland Bridge and stopped the 67 – year old man from leaping into the Lagoon on his birthday.
The statement reads further ” 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.
“Today being my birthday, I have decided to end it all. The burden and the frustration is too much for me to bear.
” My wife has abandoned me in the process”.
He has been conveyed to Adekunle Police Station, where efforts are in progress to contact his family members.