A 36- year – old father of five , Fatai Oyedele , was arrested on Wednesday after a failed suicide attempt .
Oyedele , who is a cloth seller , was rescued from the Ogun River in the Akin – Olugbade area of Abeokuta around 1 . 15pm .
He reportedly left his residence at the Tourist Estate , Obere , Atan Ota in the Ado -Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State for Abeokuta to commit suicide.
He was also caught with a bottle of an insecticide during the attempt to end his life .
The reason for his action was not known as of the time of filing this report , but Oyedele was taken to the Adigbe Police Station .
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps , Babatunde Akinbiyi , confirmed the incident .
Akinbiyi said in a statement that Oyedele was pulled out of the water by TRACE personnel with the support of some residents of the area .
He added that the man was later handed over to the personnel of the Adigbe Police Station .
Akinbiyi stated, “ The victim is one Fatai Oyedele of the Tourist Estate, Obere, Atan Ota , Ogun State , who is 36 years old and has five children with Jumai Oyedele. He is a cloth seller.
“ Around 1 . 15pm today (Wednesday ) by the Ogun River en route Akin – Olugbade , the man attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with a bottle of insecticide in his hands .
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“Our prompt intervention saved what would have been an eventual suicide and with the help of some civilians at the scene , he was rescued.
“ He was pulled out of the water and was later taken to the Adigbe Police Station for further investigation . ”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi , described Oyedele as a psychiatric patient.
Oyeyemi said the man was violent when he was brought to the Adigbe Police Station after the failed suicide attempt .
The PPRO stated , “ The man is suffering from psychiatric problems .
He was violent at the Adigbe Police Station .
“ We have released him to his family members , who came for him .
They have taken him to the psychiatric hospital for treatment . ”
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