Suicidal Uber Driver Rescued While Attempting To Kill Self On 3rd Mainland Bridge

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August 30, 2017 – Uber Driver Rescued While Attempting To Commit Suicide By Jumping Into Lagos Lagoon Over N90K Debt

A Uber driver, identified as Hammed Olojo, 31 was on Sunday afternoon restrained by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad on patrol of Third mainland bridge from jumping into the Lagoon.

Olojo, who drove himself to the Third mainland Bridge in a Uber Toyota Corolla saloon car had written a short note and left it in the car when he was retrained by the officers who monitored him a while before walking up to him.

Olojo, an ex – convict, drove the grey Corolla with the registration number EKY 312 ES belonging to Kalejaiye Oluwaseyi to the bridge before attempting to leap into the Lagoon.

Questioned by RRS Commander, ACP Tunji Disu on why he contemplated suicide, Olojo explained that he was owing N10,000 in Court 3, Ikeja High Court and the owner of the vehicle N80,000:00.

He stated that things have been difficult for him and that he had tried all possible means to survive with no success.

Olojo disclosed that his wife persuaded him from going ahead with his plan but his mind was made up and was fed up of everything.

Olojo, had planned to leave behind a short note in Yoruba and translated into English in the car before leaping into the Lagos Lagoon.

The letter read in part “I killed myself because of the challenges I have been facing in life. I tried my best and everything has come to nothing”.

He also added in the letter that he was owing a creditor N10,000 in Court 3 of Ikeja High Court and N80,000 for the owner of the UBER car he was driving.

Kalejaiye who was at RRS office in company of his wife noted that for two weeks, he had not remitted N40,000 per week lease to him yet and he Kalejaiye, has been paying for the service of the car.

He noted that although, he told him to hand over the car last Thursday, at no time did he force him not to drive the car.

He noted that he was aware that he had a court case, at no time did he put him under pressure about the car.

In the note which was dated 27th August, 2017 and signed by him, Olojo indicated his phone number and the car owner’s number.

Confirming the development, Police PRO stated that the case had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

[Official Press Statement By The Lagos State Police Rapid Response Squad ]

7 thoughts on “Suicidal Uber Driver Rescued While Attempting To Kill Self On 3rd Mainland Bridge

  1. Contry is dey hard. Hungry is everywhere. Pipuls are die. Wetin are we do? APC and PDP have vilomp our hope. Hope is loss for Nigeria and pipuls are kill their self everyday. Wetin are we do? Jah bless my soul say I am have peace. Jah save that man wey for kill himself. Jah take no excuse when you are take your hand kill yourself. Is a thing of commit. And is according to. Halleluya say he no do am. Amen. Jah save. Peace.

  2. This one sounds stage-managed. He told his wife about his intention to commit and the wife asked him not to. He owes debt in court and he owes the owner of the taxi BUT notwithstanding the fact of his still being in possession of the taxi he still did not remit any money to the owner. This is a ruse, a diversionary tactic in the hope that the taxi will not be taken away from him.

  3. WHY WONT U HUSTLE?10K IN COURT COULD BE PAID IN INSTALLMENTS.SPEAK TO THE CLERK AND PAY INSTALLMENTS TOO TO THE OWNER OF THE CAR.WHY WONT U WORK HARD TO PAY YOUR BILLS..GOING HOPELESS IN SUCH A YOUNG AGE.GO AND SEE HOW DISABLED PEOPLE HUSTLE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE.MOST OF THEM DRIVE KEKE,DO VULCANIZER JOBS AND HAVE DEPENDENTS.GO AND HUSTLE.

  4. Oops! @ ttt, sorry I did not consider the guy might have health problem. No offence was intended and I hope none is taken. But now you’ve mentioned It is my hope someone helps him out.

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