A quick intervention of operatives of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Wednesday saved a 36-year-old man who attempted to commit suicide in Abeokuta, the state capital.
This man was identified as Fatai Oyedele, a cloth seller with five children resides at Tourist Estate, Obere Atan-Ota in Ado-Odo Local Government Area of the state was earlier noticed walking aimlessly on the bridge of Ogun river en route Akin Olugbade.
The TRACE operatives who controlled traffic at the end of the bridge also watched with keen interest the suspicious movement of the man and were not too surprised when at about 1.15 p. m. he jumped into the river from the top of the bridge.
In a twinkling of an eye, the TRACE operatives rushed to the river and with the assistance of passers-by succeeded in rescuing the man and dragged him to the shore.
According to an eye witness, the suicide attempted man surprisingly was still clutching in his hand a tin of snipper, a poisonous liquid, which he probably intended to drink in case jumping into the river failed to achieve his objective.
He was said to have been taken to Adigbe Police Station where further investigation continued by the police.
The TRACE Corps Commander/CEO ‘Seni Ogunyemi, confirming the story told TheCaveat that TRACE is an agency that can be trusted with every affair on the road, besides normal traffic control. “We thank God our operatives were able to rescue the man from committing suicide. This is due to the proper training we give them. We have the onerous task of saving lives that are in danger of any kind on the roads. “Our operatives are sensitive to every movement on the roads as they control traffic flow. This is our constant training”, the TRACE boss affirmed.