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Officers in Ogun rescue and arrest father of five after his failed suicide attempt

  • A 35-Year-Old Man Rescued From Committing Suicide In Ogun River
  • The man identified as Fatai Oyedele is a married man with five children
  • He jumped into a river in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital but was rescued
  • He has now been taken to a police station for further investigation.

A 35-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele, was rescued by officers of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps after he tried to kill himself by jumping into a river in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Fatai Oyedele (right) was apprehended after he was rescued from his suicide attempt.
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Oyedele, who is a clothes trader, traveled all the way to Abeokuta from his residence in Tourist Estate, Obere-Atan/Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state in order to commit suicide.

TRACE’s Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Akinbiyi, in a statement, revealed that a bottle of a deadly insecticide, Sniper, was also found with him.

“Oyedele, a 36-year-old cloth seller with five children, attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the Ogun river around 1:15 am at Akin Olugbade area of Abeokuta in Abeokuta North local government area of the state,” Channels TV quoted him as saying

”It was discovered that the victim was also holding a sniper in his hand.

“Our prompt intervention at the scene with the help of some civilians evaded what would have been an eventual suicide,” he said.

He noted that after he was rescued from the river shores, he was taking to Adigbe police station in Abeokuta for further investigation.

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