Operatives of the Rapid Respond Squad have prevented a yet-to-be-identified lady from committing suicide in the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the lady, who claimed to have been undergoing a series of torture at home, reportedly ran away to commit suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge.
A dispatch rider, who saw the lady, walking suspiciously around the Iyana Oworo end of the bridge, alerted the operatives.
A Facebook post made by the agency revealed that the officers restrained her after being alerted.
The lady was said to have been taken to the police station as efforts were on to contact her family.
The post read, “Officials of Rapid Response squad on patrol of Third Mainland Bridge this afternoon stopped a lady from committing suicide by jumping into the lagoon.
“She was attempting to jump into the lagoon outward Iyana Oworo end of the bridge when the officers restrained her.
The lady in a light conversation revealed that ‘I was beaten at home, that is why I ran away to commit suicide’.
“The officers’ attention was drawn to the lady by a dispatch rider before racing to the scene to restrain her from jumping into the lagoon.
“She has been conveyed to Iyana Oworo police division, where efforts are in progress to contact family members.”