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Police Prevent 54 Year-Old Man From Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon

A staff member of LSDPC Town Planning, Ilupeju, (name witheld) has been prevented from untimely death in Lagos.

He was rescued from jumping into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront by Pronto, the anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division on a routine patrol of the area on 15th September, 2021.

He is currently in protective custody of the Police in demonstration of police commitment to the protection of lives and property of the citizens.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the man’s family should be contacted for necessary action.

He is appealing to members of the public not to take measures that could end their lives irrespective of challenging situations.

In his statement, CP Odumosu said “Such challenges are merely ephemeral.”

The Police boss further warned, “Such condemnable act is not only morally wrong but is also criminal.” 

The man has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and subsequent prosecution. 

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