A father of five, Fatai Oyedele, has been rescued from committing suicide in Ogun State.
The 36-year-old man was rescued by officials of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Wednesday.
The Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, made this known in a statement.
The corps spokesman said that Oyedele jumped into the Ogun River around 1:15 am at Akin Olugbade area of Abeokuta, in Abeokuta North local government area of the state.
He was also said to be holding a poisonous insecticide, Sniper at the time of the incident.
Akinbiyi said the man was whisked to the police station for further investigation.
“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.
“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 was pulled out of the river and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation.”