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Suicidal Man Rescued From Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon Charged With Attempted Suicide

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September 7, 2017 – Suicidal Man Rescued From Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon Charged With Attempted Suicide

A man rescued from killing himself on the third mainland bridge in Lagos on Sunday the 27th of August 2017 has been charged with attempted suicide.

Hammed Olojo, 31 was on Wednesday charged before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court .

The police prosecutor in charge of the case said Ojo was quickly restrained and apprehended around noon on August 27 while attempting to jump into the lagoon on the 3rd mainland bridge.

Magistrate Fowowe Erusiafe advised the defendant that suicide was not the way out and that he should look on the brighter side of life.

Ojo is to return to court for hearing on the 16th of November 2017.



  1. Beezin

    September 7, 2017 at 4:55 AM

    stupid law. A man need help and you people just compounded his case.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    September 7, 2017 at 6:13 AM

    THIS IS why when some people use that derogatory name called zoo, I wonder if they are correct after all. Someone is clearly in need of rehabilitation, yet the best that our law enforcement people could do is charge him to court. Animal farm things.

  3. fifelomo

    September 7, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Hmmm, different people with different problems. May God give us knowledge n wisdom to manage ours.

  4. iron bar

    September 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM


    • NG

      September 7, 2017 at 5:22 PM

      This is an update. He has just been charged. Thanks

  5. Black Stone

    September 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Draconian Law .The poor man needs medical treatment and not facing the corrupt ????

  6. Lola O

    September 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Exactly, Beezin. The man needs treatment, not court arrangement. Nigeria and most African countries are still very backward in the area of understanding mental illness. The man is severely depressed and the last thing he needs is a Judge admonishing him. If not properly treated, he will attempt suicide again and probably succeed. Honestly, I believe the law against people taking their own lives is stupid and outdated (so long as they are not taking the lives of others). Our laws should be amended to be more realistic – nothing but God’s mercy and adequate timely intervention can prevent suicides. Also, his problems may stem from lack of money to survive so government must invest funds into treatment of mental illness in good hospital environments, without placing the financial burden on families of the patients.

  7. rose grants

    September 7, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    i wonder the country nigeria is . this man is depressed and frustrated, why not help him by giving him antidepressants and counselling him and you are taking him to court.

  8. Enisa

    September 8, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    he needs help mentally not charge to court nigeria system is useless he may be mentally unstable

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