Police Rescue American from Jumping into Lagos Lagoon

July 11, 2024

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Police Command in Lagos State have rescued an American citizen from committing suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge.

Disclosing this in a post on its official X handle, @rrsLagos767, on Monday, RRS said that the American was brought to the bridge by his yet-to-be-identified baby mama.

It stated that the American citizen, name withheld, was at 1.23 p.m. on Monday, restrained from committing suicide on the bridge.

The post reads: “The American, who is in his early 30s was driven to the Third Mainland Bridge by his Baby Mama in company of his daughter.

“He directed the lady who was unaware of his motive to park somewhere while he walked to a spot for a leap into the Lagoon.

“A passer-by, who observed his movement quickly alerted patrolling RRS operatives who persuaded him from jumping, reunited him with his wife before taking them to RRS Headquarters in Alausa.”

It stated that the RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, gave the man some advice.

“Egbeyemi, after advising the man and his family, directed that the case be transferred to Gender Department, Lagos police command for further counselling and necessary actions,” he stated.