Man who jumped into Osun river rejects donation after being rescued


Man who jumped into Osun river rejects donation after being rescued

A man who  was rescued after he attempted suicide on Monday, October 24, by jumping into a river in Osun state, has rejected donations from sympathizers. 

 

The middle-aged man who jumped inside the Osun river around Gbodofon bridge, Osogbo/Gbongan road on Monday, has been identified as Saheed Oladeji.

 

The Nation reported that it was the third time Oladeji was rescued from suicide attempts. 

 

An eyewitness, Shukurah told the publication; 

 

“Oladeji jumped inside the river on Monday morning. The residents of the area quickly notified the State Fire Service who rescued him from the river. He is a car wash attendant. He was pulled out of the river by men of State Fire service.”

 

Also confirming that he is from Iwinjobi’s compound in Osogbo, the suicidal man said; 

 

“I have a wife and children who are based in Lagos. I don’t want any cash donations from anybody. I am fine.”

 

Osun Fire Service spokesperson Ibrahim Adekunle who confirmed the incident said; 

 

“That will be the third time that Oladeji will attempt suicide. We have rescued him twice.”



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