RRS stops 67-year-old man from jumping into Lagos Lagoon on his birthday after wife abandoned him

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Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command managed to prevent a 67-year-old man from committing suicide on his birthday.

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The elderly man, identified as Oluwatoye Bamgboye, from Oju-Ore, Ogun State, was stopped from jumping into the lagoon by the officers on patrol of the 3rd Mainland Bridge on Tuesday, April 5.

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Speaking on what led him to attempt suicide, Bamgboye revealed that he had to sell his house, land, and automobile due to a personal difficulty. With that, he still couldn’t solve the problem. He got a loan and the problem still persisted.

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He further explained hat he secured a job and on the resumption date, he was informed that the job had been given to someone else.

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He also stated that as a result of all the problems he encountered, his wife left him.

“Today being my birthday, I have decided to end it all. The burden and the frustration is too much for me to bear. My wife has abandoned me in the process,” he said.

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Confirming the incident in a statement, the police said the 67-year-old man was attempting to jump into the Lagos Lagoon inward Lagos Island when the officers stopped him.