Nigeria, Sept. 18 -- The police in Lagos has said it prevented a middle-aged man from killing himself in the state on Wednesday.

In a statement released on Saturday by Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police spokesperson, the incident happened on September 15.

"The Lagos State Police Command has once again demonstrated its commitment to the protection of lives and property of the citizens as it saved the life of a middle-aged man who attempted to commit suicide in Lagos recently," the police said in the statement.

Mr Ajisebutu said the middle-aged man (names withheld) was seen on "the Third Mainland Bridge trying to jump into the lagoon at the UNILAG waterfront."

Mr Ajisebutu added that the anti-crime patrol team of the Bariga Police Division ...