Police Rescue Man From Committing Suicide


The Nigerian Police Command in Kwara state have rescued a man identified as Olayinka Owolabi who attempted to kill himself by hanging in Ilorin, the state capital.

Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, the state PPRO who revealed this in a statement said a passers-by who sighted Olayinka on Thursday night at the Checking Point area, Ilorin, while tying a rope on a tree to put round his neck reported the incident at Budo Nuhu Police Station opposite the Ilorin International Airport.

Okasanmi said Olayinka blamed his action on the harsh economic situation in the country, adding.that he was tired of life, having lost his job and parents.

The PPRO said, “At about 6pm on April 21, 2022, a passerby sighted what looked like a man hanging on a tree close to the main road at the NAFSAT area along Checking Point bus stop, Ilorin. His (passerby’s) report at the Budo Nuhu Police Station elicited a quick response by policemen that rushed to the scene.

“The rope around the neck of the victim was loosened. He was rescued and rushed to Tobi Hospital, Taiwo Ilorin, where he is responding to treatment. On interrogation after regaining consciousness, the man who was later identified as Olayinka Segun Owolabi stated that he was tired of life, having lost his job, both parents (and) no help was forthcoming from anywhere.”


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