A Nigerian man identified as Fatai Oyedele was rescued from committing suicide after he reportedly jumped into the popular Ogun River in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Sources say, 35 years old Oyedele was rescued by men of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps.
The man was reportedly seen with a bottle of insecticide, suspected to be an insecticide and is said to be a resident of Tourist Estate, Obere Atan-Ota area of the State.
It was not clear how he traveled all the way from Atan-Ota to Abeokuta for the aborted suicide mission.
The Spokesperson of Ogun TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident revealing that Oyedele, who attempted the suicide is a clothes seller, is married with five children.
He said Oyedele “attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with a poisonous insecticide in his hand.
“Our prompt intervention and the help of some civilians at the scene evaded what would have been an eventual suicide
“He was pulled out of the river and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation.”