A man who was saved by the police during a suicide attempt now knows it is not easy for one to kill himself.
It was gathered that Onweji who said he had been ill for over 36 years with no solution, went to the Third Mainland Bridge, climbed on the railing and was about to jump into the water below when a passing Rapid Response Squad (RRS) police team stopped and rescued him.
Narrating the incident that pushed him into wanting to take his life, Onweji said:
“I have been sick for a long time. This illness started when I was just 22-years-old. It all started after I visited a house I was building in Ibadan."
"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.
I spent two months at a Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba. The doctors were unable to cure me of the illness.
On on July 24, 2016, I went to the Third Mainland Bridge. I was about to jump when RRS men saved me. For anyone to kill himself is not an easy task. If it is easy, I would have done so long ago.”