Lagos Lagoon: Police Rescue Lady Attempting Suicide Over Physical Abuse At Home


Rehabilitation: Lagos To Shut Falomo Bridge For Six WeeksOperatives of Rapid Respond Squad have prevented a yet-to-be-identified lady from dying by suicide in the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State.

A dispatch rider, who saw the lady, walking suspiciously around the Iyana Oworo end of the bridge, alerted the operatives.

A Facebook post made by the agency revealed that the officers restrained her after being alerted.

The lady was said to have been taken to the police station as efforts were on to contact her family.

According to a statement by the RRS, the woman said she decided to attempt suicide because she was being “beaten at home”.

Meanwhile, the police said she has been taken to a nearby division while the officers are trying to contact her family members.

The statement reads;

Officials of Rapid Response squad (RRS) on patrol of 3rd Mainland Bridge this afternoon stopped a lady from committing suicide by jumping into the lagoon.

She was attempting to jump into the lagoon outward Iyana Oworo end of the bridge when the officers restrained her.

The lady in a light conversation revealed that ‘I was beaten at home, that is why I ran away to commit suicide’.

The officers’ attention was drawn to the lady by a dispatch rider before racing to the scene to restrain her from jumping into the lagoon.

She has been conveyed to Iyana Oworo police division, where efforts are in progress to contact family members.

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