Crimes/Tragedy

Police Foil Suicide Attempt By Man, 54, In Kwara

Kwara State Police Command has foiled an attempt by one Olayinka Segun Owolabi ‘m’ of No 54, Ile Alagbede Abutu Oyan, Odo -Otin L.G.A Osun State to commit suicide.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin on Wednesday.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police Command CP Tuesday Assayomo psc(+) has advising members of the public, especially parents, guidance and community leaders to always watch and monitor the activities of their children and wards.

According to him, the Commissionet of Police advises parents to always discharge their duty of care diligently to members of their communities, considering the global economic situation which has no doubt affected negatively the well-being of a large number of the populace.

“This advice is coming on the heels of a foiled attempted suicide by officers of the command attached to Budo Nuhu Police Station Ilorin at about 1800hrs of 21/4/2022.

“A passerby sighted what looked like a man hanging on a tree very close to the main road at NAFSAT area along checking point bus stop, Ilorin.

“His report at the 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 ‘m’ of No 54, Ile Alagbede Abutu Oyan,, Odo -Otin L.G.A Osun State, stated that, he was tired of life, having lost his job, lost both parents,” he said.

According to him, no help is forthcoming from anywhere and without any assurance of the next meal prompted him to decide to end his life.

The Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) advised citizens against committing suicide.

The CP reiterated that any attemt to take one’s life, apart from being against God’s injunction, is also a crime punishable by law if the offender survives the attempt.

While promising to always ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens, the CP warns criminal elements to steer clear of Kwara State, except the would-be criminals want an accommodation in the Correctional centers.

Edited by Felix Ajide

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