A 36-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele, was rescued after he attempted to commit suicide at the popular Ogun River in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The incident reportedly happened today Wednesday around 1:15pm.
The man, who was seen with a bottle of insecticide, suspected to be an insecticide, is said to be a resident of Tourist Estate, Obere Atan-Ota area of the State.
The Spokesperson of Ogun TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.
Akinbiyi informed that Oyedele, a clothes seller, is married with five children.
He said Oyedele “attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with a poisonous insecticide in his hand.
“Our prompt intervention and the help of some civilians at the scene evaded what would have been an eventual suicide
“He was pulled out of the river and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation.”