Firemen Rescue Man From Committing Suicide In Osogbo

Some residents and men of the Osun State Fire Service on Monday foiled an attempt by one Saheed Oladeji to commit suicide in Osogbo.

Oladeji was said to have jumped into River Osun from under the Gbodofon bridge in Osogbo in the early morning hours.

But when Oladeji was about to commit the act, some people near the bridge quickly raised the alarm and tried to rescue him.

It was further learned that Fire Service men later arrived at the scene and used a rope to pull him out of the river.

Last Thursday, a yet-to-be-identified woman had jumped into the Osun River from Gbodofon bridge, reportedly after receiving a call.

In a short video recorded after Oladeji was rescued, he said he lived alone in Osogbo while his wife and children lived in Lagos.

The spokesperson of Osun State Fire Service, Ibraheem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident, said residents informed men of the Service that it was the third suicide attempt by Oladeji.

“We received a distress call, and men immediately moved to the scene. We rescued the man. He had already jumped into the river.

“People said the latest attempt by the man, who gave his name as Saheed Oladeji, was his third attempt to take his life,” Adekunle said.

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