How Man’s Suicide Attempt At Ogun River Was Aborted

Fatai Oyedele

Suicide attempt by a 36-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele, was aborted as he attempted to jump into the popular Ogun River in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was gathered that Oyedele was rescued by men of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, on Wednesday around 1:15pm.

The Spokesperson of Ogun TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident said the man, who was seen with a bottle of insecticide, is said to be a resident of Tourist Estate, Obere Atan-Ota area of the State.

It was not clear how he travelled all the way from Atan-Ota to Abeokuta for the aborted suicide mission.

Oyedele, a clothes seller, is married with five children.

He said Oyedele “attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with a poisonous insecticide in his hand.

“Our prompt intervention and the help of some civilians at the scene evaded what would have been an eventual suicide

“He was pulled out of the river and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation.”

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