A woman named Taiwo Momoh who attempted to jump into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge, was on Friday resued by The Lagos state police command.
The Lagos State commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, disclosed this to reporters, saying that because of the increase in suicide rates, no vehicle would be allowed to stop on any bridge.
According to the commissioner, the policemen have begun patrolling bridges accross the state in order to curb cases of suicide.
Just like the medical doctor, Allwell Orji, who jumped into the Lagoon from third mainland bridge On Sunday, Momoh was in a taxi heading toward Oworonshoki when she told the driver to stop on the bridge, The commisioner told reporters in Lagos.
Owoseni said a police patrol team on a routine patrol sighted her when she was about to jump into the lagoon and prevented her from doing so.
“She attempted suicide by trying to jump into the lagoon around Oworonshoki inwards mainland on third mainland bridge, but she was rescued,” he said.
From his interaction with the woman, The commissioner she had depression as a result of unpaid loans and insisted that she wanted to end her life.
The commissioner added that Suicide is an offence under the law but Momoh will not be prosecuted but taken through post-trauma programme to ensure that she no longer thinks about taking her life.
Suicide rates are becoming rampant. On Sunday, Allwell Orji, a medical doctor had jumped into the Lagoon and ended his life.
The marine police discovered his body three days later.
Two days after the doctor drowned in the Lagoon, a woman in the Maza Maza area of Mile 2, Lagos, jumped into the water too. Fisher men and local divers rescued her.
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, has set up a Suicide Prevention Service due to this trend.