A man identified as Agada Opanachi was on Wednesday rescued by a patrol team of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Idah, Kogi State while trying to commit suicide by hanging.
It was gathered that the man was saved after officials on routine patrol were alerted by a commercial motorcyclist that an unidentified man was attempting to take his life by hanging on a tree.
The team, immediately rushed to the location inside a bush to rescue him. The patrol team found the man in an unconscious state.
The FRSC patrol team immediately brught him down from the tree and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him and he regained consciousness.
During the CPR, the police were contacted and they met the FRSC team at the scene while administering the CPR.
When asked why he wanted to commit suicide, Opanachi, a staff of the Ministry of Agriculture told the police that he could not cope with life anymore.
“The hardship is too much for me and I can’t cope than to hang myself.
“For the past two years, I have not received a kobo after wasting all my money for screening in Lokoja,” Opanachi said.