Man Who Attempted Suicide Recounts Gory Experience, Says Its Not Easy To Kill Oneself

Date: 03-08-2016 6:31 pm (7 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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A frustrated Lagos resident who had been ill for over 36 years, has revealed his decision to end his life by attempting to jump into the lagoon from the 3rd Mainland Bridge.

A 58-year-old man, Joseph Onweji, who recently attempted to commit suicide, has finally broken his silence over his decision to end it all by attempting to jump into the lagoon from the popular 3rd Mainland Bridge at Oworoshoki area of Lagos State.
 
While speaking in an exclusive interview with New Telegraph, Onweji, a resident at Iju-Ishaga area of the state, who attempted to take his life on Monday, said he had been ill for over 36 years, adding that the sickness used to make him uncomfortable, restless and sleepless.
 

Joseph Onweji

“I became afflicted with the mysterious illness after I visited the site, where I was building my house. I have been sick for a long time. This illness started when I was just 22 years old. I was building a two-bedroom flat at Ibadan.

“On one occasion, when I visited my site, I noticed that unknown people abandoned plywood in front of my doorstep. Later that day, when I was taking my bath, I felt a burning sensation on my body.

“I felt really hot. I couldn’t sleep for days. Since that day, I have been feeling restless. I can’t even sleep. I spent two months at a Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, where I received all sorts of treatments. The doctors were unable to cure me of the illness.

“On that day, about noon, I went to the Third Mainland Bridge. I was about to jump when RRS men saved me. They took me to Alausa, Ikeja. They asked me why I wanted to commit suicide; I told them I was sick,” he said.
 
When asked why he hadn’t killed himself years ago, he said: “For anyone to kill himself, is not an easy task. If it is easy, I would have done long ago,” Onweji who has since been reunited with his wife and children, said.
 
Olatunji Disu, the Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), who earlier confirmed the rescue of the suicidal man, said some RRS men were on a regular patrol of the 3rd Mainland Bridge when a roving mechanic drew their attention to a lone man standing by the edge of the bridge and looking into the Lagoon curiously.


Posted: at 3-08-2016 06:31 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dickieponga at 3-08-2016 06:38 PM (7 years ago)
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WHAT:-, so dis man no die, abeg make una find me gun make i go kill am...
We too plenty for naija we need to reduce the population...
Posted: at 3-08-2016 06:38 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 3-08-2016 06:53 PM (7 years ago)
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Ibadan pple don do u otumokpo. Make GOD heal u.
Posted: at 3-08-2016 06:53 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- elchymo at 3-08-2016 07:01 PM (7 years ago)
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Imagine the jazz wey last for a whole 36years for person body without killing him but dealing with him... Shocked Shocked Shocked No offense intended, but I dey fear yoruba otumokpo pass anything I swear..  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:01 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- schmit at 3-08-2016 07:04 PM (7 years ago)
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Thank God
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:04 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- EDDYPRINCE at 3-08-2016 07:06 PM (7 years ago)
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LOLZZZ SEE HIM HEAD,,,.
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:06 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- concentrate at 3-08-2016 07:08 PM (7 years ago)
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I pray he finds the healing he seeks. Just keep praying and keep believing.
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:08 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tos2130 at 3-08-2016 07:31 PM (7 years ago)
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I hear
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:31 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Slimchery at 3-08-2016 07:49 PM (7 years ago)
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sad, may God help you, i know things are not easy but do you also know how the otherside of the world will also be? maybe earth is even better than the other world
Posted: at 3-08-2016 07:49 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tos2130 at 3-08-2016 08:00 PM (7 years ago)
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hmmmmmm
Posted: at 3-08-2016 08:00 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tos2130 at 3-08-2016 08:49 PM (7 years ago)
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we hear
Posted: at 3-08-2016 08:49 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Zazy at 3-08-2016 09:32 PM (7 years ago)
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he is not ready
Posted: at 3-08-2016 09:32 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- EDDYPRINCE at 3-08-2016 09:36 PM (7 years ago)
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GET WELL SOON MAN,,,
Posted: at 3-08-2016 09:36 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kima77same at 3-08-2016 09:42 PM (7 years ago)
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You can try it again next time. It pays to be brave. Attempt it again maybe this time, you will succede.
   
Posted: at 3-08-2016 09:42 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 3-08-2016 10:23 PM (7 years ago)
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NEXT TIME BE careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL……………………………….
Posted: at 3-08-2016 10:23 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- CHRISETTE at 3-08-2016 10:28 PM (7 years ago)
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People wicked oo
Posted: at 3-08-2016 10:28 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Tos2130 at 3-08-2016 10:40 PM (7 years ago)
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bobo ye o mean sha
Posted: at 3-08-2016 10:40 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgan1 at 4-08-2016 12:47 AM (7 years ago)
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recieve ur healing IJN,
Posted: at 4-08-2016 12:47 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- WESTSIDER at 4-08-2016 12:50 AM (7 years ago)
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Go to mountain of fire and miracles ministry  (mfm) and the Almighty God will deliver you.
Posted: at 4-08-2016 12:50 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- GermoDon at 4-08-2016 12:58 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: dickieponga on  3-08-2016 06:38 PM
WHAT:-, so dis man no die, abeg make una find me gun make i go kill am...
We too plenty for naija we need to reduce the population...
all d pple wey u dey kil bfor na we de giv u d guy?
Posted: at 4-08-2016 12:58 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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