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Police Rescued A Woman Attempting Suicide on Lagos Bridge

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The Nigerian Police Force, Lagos State Command has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to commit suicide on Third Mainland Bridge.

Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni lamented on the increasing rate of suicide in the country.

He also revealed that henceforth, it was now an offence for individuals to walk on bridges in the state and that no vehicle would be allowed to stop on any bridge in the state henceforth in order to prevent suicide incidences.

However, Owoseni told newsmen at the Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos, South-West Nigeria on Friday that Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.

He said, “She attempted suicide by attempting to jump into the Lagoon around Oworonshoki inward Mainland on Third Mainland Bridge. Unfortunately for her, she was rescued. The woman was in a taxi and alighted on the bridge and wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the Lagoon.

“The police patrol team sighted her and rushed to rescue her before she jumped into the Lagoon,” he said.

About a week ago, a Lagos-based doctor committed suicide by jumping into the same lagoon and his body was discovered about three days after.

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