27-year-old mother of four, Halimat Adejoke, was on Tuesday saved by the police from committing suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge, along with her 12-month-old baby.
Adegoke had on Tuesday evening attempted to jump into the lagoon with her baby, when policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), saved her and her baby.
An unidentified cab operator had reportedly drawn the attention of the RRS operatives, who were ensuring a patrol of the Third Mainland Bridge, to the woman.
The RRS operatives reportedly arrived at the scene and prevented the woman, who had a baby strapped on her back, from jumping into the lagoon.
Adegoke told the police that she had actually wanted to jump into the lagoon but said she did not even know the reason, why she attempted to commit suicide.
On interrogation at the RRS headquarters in Alausa, Halimat claimed that she had trekked from her home at Medina Estate in Gbagada to the Third Mainland Bridge, to commit suicide.
She also claimed to have heard a voice, which directed her out of her home to go jump into the lagoon, adding that she decided to listen to the voice because it was “repeated and constant.”
The rescued woman, a University of Lagos (UNILAG) drop out, told the RRS officers that before the incident, she had issues with her husband before relocating to her parent’s house in Gbagada, Lagos.
The lady along with her baby were, however, on Wednesday morning, handed over to her relatives.
Edited from Tribune