Tragedy was averted in Lagos when police officers ensured a man whom had jumped into the Lagos lagoon was rescued and stopped from taking his life.

He was saved but he has to face the law.

Folarin Odukoya is frustrated because his employer, China Construction Company of Nigeria Limited (CCCN), allegedly refused to issue him a certificate he believed would enhance his career.

As a result, Odukoya believes the best thing to do next is to end it all. Take the jump and say goodbye.

He would have taken his own life at about 10:00 p.m. local time on Sunday December 17, 2017, if not for the vigilance of one Police Sergeant Bankole Adekoya of 23PMF who observed the man critically and reasoned that he was up to something sinister.

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The officer informed the Ebute Ero Divisional Police Officer, Sina Olunlade, who arrived the scene with local divers.

The felon on sighting the police team, jumped into the lagoon near the Ebute Ero Jetty. The divers went after him, rescued and handed him over to the police.

The Lagos Police PRO Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident to Bounce News said the Commissioner of Police (CP), Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the prosecution of Folarin Odukoya for attempted suicide.

The CP who had earlier charged all police officers in Lagos to be on the look-out for suicidal men and women and to question anybody seen loitering around the bridges, river banks, swamps and lagoons with a view to ascertain their mission around the water bodies, commended Bankole for his vigilance.

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