CP Orders Arrest of Rescued Man for Attempted Suicide

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Rebecca Ejifoma

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP. Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the prosecution of one Mr. Folarin Odukoya, a staff of China Construction Company of Nigeria Limited (CCCN), for attempted suicide.

According to the CP, Odukoya would have taken his own life  on Sunday 17th December,  but for the vigilance of one Police Sergeant Bankole Adekoya of 23PMF. The Sergeant observed the man critically and reasoned that he was up to something sinister; hence, he informed the Ebute Ero Divisional Police Officer, SP Sina Olunlade who arrived the scene with local divers.

The felon on sighting the police team, jumped into the lagoon near the Ebute Ero Jetty. The divers went after him, rescued and handed him over to the police.

The CP who had earlier charged all police officers in Lagos to be on the look out for suicidal men and women and to question anybody seen loitering around the bridges, river banks, swamps and lagoons with a view to know their mission, commended Sgt. Bankole for his vigilance.

According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, the reason adduced by suspect Odukoya for attempting suicide was that his employer allegedly refused to issue him a certificate he believed would enhance his career.