Police rescue another woman who attempted to jump into Lagos lagoon
The woman who attempted to jump into lagoon, in a tie & dye (Adire) cloth (in orange & sky blue colour), about to be taken away by the Lagos RRS today.
The police in Lagos has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh who attempted to jump into the lagoon at the Third Mainland bridge on Friday.
This is coming few days after a medical doctor, Dr. Allwell Orji, committed suicide by jumping into the lagoon from the same bridge.
Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Fatai Owoseni who addressed newsmen at the Alausa headquarters of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) said the woman was rescued by a police patrol team who was on a routine patrol at the bridge.
According to the police boss, Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.
“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,” Owoseni said.
The police commissioner said from his interaction with the woman, she had depression as a result of unpaid loans, adding that the woman was still insisting that she wants to end her life as at the time when she was rescued.
Owoseni however said the woman would be given post-trauma treatment to ensure that she has hope, adding that the police would do a medical evaluation on her to ascertain her condition.
The police commissioner disclosed that it is now an offence for individuals to walk on bridges in the state, adding that vehicles will no longer be allowed to stop on any bridge in the state.
The woman rebuffed attempt by journalists to interview her as she was being led into the RRS office.