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Teachers Rescue Man From Committing Suicide In Osun State (Photo)



A middle-aged man identified as Babatunde Arogundade attempted to commit suicide in a bush behind the Christ Africa Middle School in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on the 18th of May, but a food vendor sighted him and informed the teachers in the school who prevented the man from killing himself.

According to reports, Arogundade hung himself to the branch of a tree behind the school and he was already dangling when a food vendor saw him and screamed.

Peace Corps volunteers and the school teachers on hearing the scream rushed to the scene, held the man and cut the rope. They brought him down and removed the noose from his neck.

Arogundade was almost lifeless and seeming dead as he lay on the floor. They poured water on him and he coughed but he was unconscious for while.

When he regained consciousness, the man mentioned his name but he was not okay to enable him state the reasons for attempting suicide. 

The matter was reported to the Ataoja Police Divisional Headquarter and some policemen took him to the hospital for treatment.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye while confirming the incident said Arogundade was responding to treatment in the hospital. He urged relations of Arogundade to come to Osun State Police Command to pick him.

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