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August 3rd, 2016 – Picture: Man Battling Incurable Spiritual Illness Of 36 Years Attempts Suicide On 3rd Mainland Bridge

A 58-year-old man has disclosed why he attempted to jump into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge at Oworoshoki area of Lagos State. The man, who introduced himself as Mr. Joseph Onweji, said he had been ill for over 36 years.

He said the illness used to make him uncomfortable, restless and sleepless. Sick and tired of being uncomfortable, with no solution in sight, he decided to end it all. He was about to take the plunge into the lagoon when officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), grabbed him.

Onweji, who attempted to take his life on July 24, spoke with New Telegraph in his home, at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, on Monday. He said he had been sick for long.

According to him, he became afflicted with the mysterious illness after he visited the site, where he was building his house. He said:

“I have been sick for a long time. This illness started when I was just 22 years old. I was building a two-bedroom flat at Ibadan.

On one occasion, when I visited my site, I noticed that unknown people abandoned plywood in front of my doorstep. Later that day, when I was taking my bath, I felt a burning sensation on my body.

I felt really hot. I couldn’t sleep for days. Since that day, I have been feeling restless. I can’t even sleep.” Onweji added that he spent two months at a Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, where he received all sorts of treatments.

He said that the doctors were unable to cure him of the illness. When asked why he picked that particular day to kill himself, Onweji said: “On that Sunday, about noon, I went to the Third Mainland Bridge. I was about to jump when RRS men saved me.

They took me to Alausa, Ikeja. They asked me why I wanted to commit suicide; I told them I was sick.” Asked why he hadn’t killed himself years ago, he said: “For anyone to kill himself is not an easy task. If it is easy, I would have done long ago.” Onweji said his wife and children had been taking good care of him.

[Source: New Telegraph]



  1. Keeping it real

    August 3, 2016 at 5:45 AM

    My prayer for you is your healing is on the way in the mighty name of Jesus.
    Thank God for saving your life on that fateful day.

  2. Endure

    August 3, 2016 at 6:13 AM

    I think prayer is what is highly needed at this time for you. Thank God you were rescued by the RRS. Since this attempted suicide have being reported,this man’s family should not sit back and watch him make the next attempt. They should help and take him out for treatment.

    • Keeping it real

      August 3, 2016 at 5:32 PM

      I would recommend synagogue church of all nations for him, if he believes in power of spiritual healing. I have watched stuff happened there on Emmanuel TV #Myopinion

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 3, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    if truly he wants to commit suicide,he would have done it inside his house and not a public place where people can come to his rescue

    • Tony

      August 3, 2016 at 6:27 PM

      Which kind human being you be.if nah your ****** you go allow am for him own house

  4. mimi

    August 3, 2016 at 6:18 AM

    Committing suicide is not an option because doing it you have paid express ticket to hell which is worst than what you are passing through. the only one solution which can never never never fail is JESUS because HE is still going about doing good if only you are willing to accept HIM.

  5. fifelomo

    August 3, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Man, do you think terminating your life is the solution? Its a pity you will just perish because u lack knowledge. Man where’s thy faith? Is there anything impossible for God to do?

  6. D Hunter

    August 3, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    To be sick for a whole 36yrs is not an easy thing. The man has evidently suffered a great deal. But since he has a caring wife and children to looks after him, I see no reason for the suicide attempt in the first place.

    Though, I don‘t really encourge suicide but if you really want to commit suicide, there are 1001 ways to do it without the RRS interfaring. Simply buy yourslf a chilled (ogwu-oke) Rat poison, and drink all the content at once in your closet, and see if there would be any RRS to prevent you from dying. Its that simple.

    I take a stroll…

  7. chayil

    August 3, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    pls God heal dis man

  8. Maryf

    August 3, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Thank God they rescued you. Go to God and He will deliver you. God bless you.

  9. betty

    August 3, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Heya what a pity, God will heal u from every diseases

  10. Gloria

    August 3, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    May the power in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the precious Blood He shed on Calvary Cross heal you of all your infirmities and disease because He said by His wounds you are healed. Just believe in God and He will surely perfect all that concerns you in the healing name of Jesus our Messiah,amen!

  11. Olachi Offor

    August 3, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Please commit yourself to serious prayers, don’t leave it all for other people to pray for you. Take it very seriously,our God is still alive and on the throne, he is still the same yesterday/today and forever. As long as the creator of the universe livedth you will be healed in Jesus name.

    • Metu Nyetu

      August 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM

      Hi, Olachi Offor, please are you the one I know here in Port Harcourt?

  12. Truce

    August 3, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    It shows he is still sick. Depression combined

  13. Mare

    August 3, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Whatever the evil ones have shot into your body, may it catch fire in Jesus name. Receive your healing in Jesus name. Amen

  14. venerable

    August 3, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Even a day agony can make someone commit suicide,talkless of 36years illness,but nevertheless if God can allow you to maintain it for that long time, God has purpose for that sickness. I believe him for healing, all will soon be well.

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