POLICE PREVENT WOMAN FROM JUMPING INTO LAGOON IN LAGOS
Barely five days after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, jumped into the Lagoon from third mainland bridge, the Lagos state police command on Friday rescued one Taiwo Momoh, who also attempted to jump into the lagoon.
According to Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Momoh was in a taxi heading toward Oworonshoki when she told the driver to stop on the bridge.
The commissioner said Momoh was about to jump into the lagoon when a police patrol team on a routine patrol sighted her and prevented her from doing so.
“She attempted suicide by trying to jump into the lagoon around Oworonshoki inwards mainland on third mainland bridge, but she was rescued,” Owoseni said.
Owoseni said from his interaction with Momoh, she had depression as a result of unpaid loans and insisted that she wanted to end her life.
He however promised that the police would not prosecute the woman though committing suicide was an offence under the law.
The Police Commissioner said the police will try to talk her out of ending her life, adding that the woman would be taken through post-trauma programme to ensure that she no longer considers taking her life.
Speaking further, Owoseni said the police would do a medical evaluation on her to ascertain her condition.
Meanwhile, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, has created a Suicide Prevention Service in a bid to end the trend of attempted suicide.
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