Police search for body of man who committed suicide in Kogi
The police in Kogi State have mobilised officers to recover the body of a middle-aged man, who committed suicide, yesterday, in Lokoja, by jumping into a flowing river.
The man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, jumped into the river from Meme bridge, few metres away to the popular Dunamis Church in Lokoja metropolis.
The deceased, a tricycle rider, was said to have arrived the bridge, parked his tricycle and plunged into the river at about 12:30p.m.
An eyewitness said they were shocked when the deceased took his life.
“There is nothing anybody can do when the tricyclist jumped into the river. When he jumped, we saw snake and there is nothing anyone can do as at that moment,” the witness said.
Confirming the development, spokesperson for Kogi State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), William Ovye Aya, said officers of the Command have been mobilised to the river to recover the deceased body.
“We are yet to get details of the incident. Our officers have been mobilised to recover the body of the deceased. As soon as we get details, our unit will issue details of the sad incident,” he said.
Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased were yet to be recovered at press time.
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