Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), yesterday, evening prevented a mother of four from committing suicide by jumping into the Lagoon with a 12 – month old baby.

The lady (names withheld), 27, was restrained by two Response riders from plunging into the Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.

A cab driver had drawn the attention of the RRS riders on routine patrol of the area to Mrs. Adegoke, who was carrying a 12 – month old baby at about 5p.m. on the busy bridge.

Victim’s account

Adegoke, who disclosed that she trekked from Medina Estate in Gbagada to the Third Mainland Bridge, said she heard a voice calling out to her to come to the Third Mainland Bridge.
Adegoke reportedly said she decided to hearken to the call because it was constant.

Adegoke, a University of Lagos, Yaba, drop-out, said 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 had been released to her relatives.


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