Following the unending mystery that trailed the death of Dr Allwell Orji, the doctor who reportedly jumped into the Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, the police has allegedly rescued a woman who tried jumping into the lagoon from the same bridge.
Police rescues woman who tried taking her life by jumping into the Third Mainland Bridge. The news of the death of Dr Orji rocked every nook and cranny of the society as people kept wondering what could have made the doctor do it and the things that could have been done to avert it. While people are yet to come to terms with the incident, another woman purportedly tried taking her own life on the Third Mainland Bridge on Friday, March 24. the Lagos state police command rescued one woman identified as Taiwo Titilayo Momoh when she tried jumping into the lagoon from the popular bridge.
Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state commissioner of police, stated that Momoh was going towards Oworonshoki when she asked the driver of the taxi to stop on the bridge. The 58-year-old woman was about to jump into the lagoon when a police patrol team saw her and rushed to stop her from taking her life. “She attempted suicide by attempting to jump into the Lagoon around Oworonshoki inward Mainland on Third Mainland Bridge. Unfortunately for her, she was rescued. The woman was in a taxi and alighted on the bridge and wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the Lagoon. “The police patrol team sighted her and rushed to rescue her before she jumped into the Lagoon,” he said. The commissioner revealed that she was depressed as a result of the debt she has incurred from unpaid loans. From his interaction with her, he said she insisted on taking her life again. The 58-year-old woman who tried killing herself because of her failed businesses and accumulated debt. Owoseni stated that it was wrong for her to try to take her own life. It is also an offence under the law according to him. He said the police would try to talk the woman out of it. Momoh, the textile trader revealed that she attempted suicide because of the N18.7 million debt she owed her Swiss partner. The commissioner of police also said the subject would be made to go through post-trauma programme in order to drive the thought of committing suicide far from her mind. He also revealed that the police would conduct a medical evaluation on her in order to know the real state of her mind.
PLUSMILA.com gathered that the commissioner of police was embittered with the situation of things in the nation as he considered the rate at which people try to take their own lives now. He found it worrisome and said the police has started working on the bridges in the state in order to minimize the number of cases that may sprout in the nearest future. Owoseni further said it has become an offence for people to walk on bridges in Lagos state;he also said no vehicle would be allowed to stop on the bridges again in order to prevent such incidents. “Right now, the woman is still in trauma and she still insists that she wants to end her life,” he said. Many people from media houses tried taking her picture while as she was being accompanied into a waiting vehicle of the police. She reacted to this by asking them not to as she was ot a criminal. Recall that Mudashiru Obasa, a speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly gave reasons people would continue to take their lives. He dissected the situation and came up with solutions.