According to NewTelegraph, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Police Command, yesterday rescued an accountant, Daniel Okereke (29), just as he was about to jump off the Third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon.
Okereke was rescued by policemen stationed on the bridge about 7a.m. The policemen were said to have spent time speaking with him and encouraging him before taking him to Adekunle Police Station, Yaba, where he was detained.
The reason the accountant tried to end his life was still unclear at the time of filing this report, but it was learnt that police had already launched an investigation.
The state Police Public Relations Offiloaded cer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident. He said: “About 6.30a.m., Daniel Okereke, 29-year-old, was rescued by RSS operatives by Adekunle Intersection. His action may not be connected with depression.
“But he has been taken to the hospital for medical attention and investigation is ongoing.”
Life happens and truth is that everyone has had their own share of life’s upheaval, it would be recalled that this week, an alleged pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God, (RCCG), who also a gospel singer, Michael Arowosaiye was reported to have committed suicide.
It was learnt that the deceased who finished ministering in songs, amidst frustration for inability to pay for his house rent, committed suicide.
But Punch News reports that the Head, Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, said Arowosaiye had left the church before the incident.
He said, “For us as human beings, it is painful that somebody has committed suicide. So, it is not right to begin to say whether he was with us or not. So, we to first sympathise with the family.
“The report we have is that he used to be one of the singers in one of our parishes in Abuja. He left the church a while ago to join the Shepherdhill Ministry, where he became their choirmaster. So, as of this time, we cannot say that he was our member.
“Secondly, if he were our member, there is a tradition in RCCG whereby every parish attempts to assist every member under stress. So, if he were our member or minister and had some challenges, he could have approached his pastors.”
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