The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday averted what could have been another disaster when the men of the force rescued a man while trying to jump into the lagoon in another suicide attempt.
In the past two weeks, there have been more than three people who have been rescued by the police in the state while attempting to commit suicide while the unlucky ones like a medical doctor, Allwell Orji, was not that lucky when he took that fatal plunge into the lagoon on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Another woman was rescued the next day by local fishermen at the Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of the state after she jumped into the river while on Friday, March 23, 2017, a woman identified as Taiwo Titilayo Momoh was rescued by the Lagos State Police Command during an attempt to jump into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge.
The Sunday incident was reported by a Journalist identified as Nasir Malik.
Nasir who posted the incident on his Facebook page said the man had walked casually on the bridge and was just about jumping off when a police patrol team swiftly rescued him and saved him from killing himself.
There is another twist to the new development as Nasir said that an Ifa Priest has attributed the incessant suicides to the fact that the lagoon is angry and a sacrifice is required to appease it.
This is what Nasir wrote: “Yet another suicide attempt at the Lagos lagoon today. He was rescued before he could take the plunge. An Ifa Priest has said in a national daily that the Lagoon is Angry. How do we appease the Lagoon please?
Meanwhile, in an interview with TVC News, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Tiamiyu Adesina, said the agency is considering a Special Patrol Team on the Third Mainland Bridge that will prevent occurrence of such incident.