…As Mr. Governor, Sanwo-olu Intervenes, Repay Loan
The Lagos state police command has foiled an attempt by a 45-year-old man identified as Adeyinka Abiodun moruf from jumping into the lagoon over five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000,00) debt
Adeyinka, a residence of Abaranje with a location at ikotun was said to have attempted suicide, with the option of jumping into the lagoon before he was rescued by a team of policemen and was taken to Bariga police Division for questioning and debriefing.
Explaining further, the Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer, sp Bala Elkana stated in a statement that in march, 2020 Mr Abiodun Ajanaku procured a loan of three hundred and ninety thousand with a monthly repayment plan of six months and accrued interest of one hundred and two thousand, two hundred and eighty-seven naira, twenty kobo from a microfinance bank in Lagos island.
The PPRO said the loan was collected with the intent to upgrade his wine retail business, but the business failed and the money lost.
“Adeyinka Abiodun holds a bachelor and masters degree in both physics and business administration, married with two children and his currently attending medical and counselling session”.
Elkana said the microfinance bank was contacted and confirmed the loan adding that Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu eventually moved with compassion, as he intervenes by repaying the loan.
Worried by the rate in which people are killing themselves, the commissioner of police Lagos state, CP Hakeem Odumosu enjoined Lagos inhabitants to always explore other means of addressing life challenges than resorting to taking their own life as suicide is never an option
The statement put further that this attempt would be the eight successfully foiled by the Lagos state police command in the last two month as he calls on well-meaning individuals to always reach out to the needy and less privileged persons around them, with the word “ together we can stop the suicide”.