How Police Rescued Teenage Boy Planning to Kill Himself After Losing N6,000, Phone to 'Area Boys' in Lagos
The young boy
A young boy filled to the brim with disgust and anguish after his phone was snatched from him, contemplated suicide but was lucky enough to be held back.
Tragedy was averted in Lagos on Thursday after a 17-year-old boy, attempted to jump into lagoon for losing N6,000 and a phone to ‘Area Boys’.
According to New Telegraph, but for the timely intervention of operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, the distraught boy would have committed suicide by jumping from the 3rd Mainland Bridge into the Lagos Lagoon.
The boy, Lanre (not real name), a secondary school leaver, is the second born of four children and the first boy of his mother.
According to a RRS rider on regular patrol of the bridge, a roving mechanic drew their attention to a lone teenager, standing on the bridge and looking into the lagoon curiously.
On getting to the scene, he was standing on the crash barrier, ready to jump into lagoon before he was grabbed by the legs by the RRS officials and taken to their headquarters for counselling and further investigations.
Lanre, after receiving counselling from the Commander, RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olatunji Disu, disclosed that he decided to jump into the lagoon after losing N6, 000 and a mobile phone to ‘Area Boys’ in Lagos Island.
He explained that his mother had given him N6, 000 at about 4:00 p.m. to get food stuff at Ita Faaji Market, when some miscreants collected his phone and the money from him.
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