Lagos Civil Servant To Be Prosecuted For Attempted Suicide At 3rd Mainland Bridge

 A staff member of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, Akinlolu Ajayi, has been rescued from committing suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Saturday that Ajayi was trying to jump into the lagoon when policemen on a routine patrol in the area rescued him.

He stated that Ajayi was taken into custody for further investigation and prosecution, adding that his family members had been contacted.

Ajisebutu said, “The incident happened around 9.25am on September 15, 2021, when one Akinlolu Ajayi, 54, a staff member of LSDPC Town Planning, Ilupeju, resident at No.1, Owodunni Street, Oworonsoki, was seen on the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront.

“The anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area immediately rescued the man and took him into protective custody. 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. 

The Police boss further warns that such a condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal. The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution.”about any attack in the area. Yelwata, a border community between Nasarawa and Benue, had in recent times witnessed attacks by herders


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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