Poverty is a bastard! A 31-year-old Nigerian
Uber Driver who has been identified as, Hammed Olojo, has been saved by
operatives of the Rapid Response Squad on patrol of Third Mainland
Bridge as he attempted jumping into the Lagoon.
The driver who
reportedly drove himself to the famous Lagos Bridge in a Uber Toyota
Corolla saloon car, belonging to Kalejaiye Oluwaseyi, had written a
short note and left it in the car before he was stopped by the officers
who monitored him a while before walking up to him.
almost committing the said act, Olojo, an ex-convict disclosed he was
owing N10,000 in Court 3, Ikeja High Court and also owing the owner of
the vehicle N80,000. Further being questioned by RRS Commander, ACP
Tunji Disu he revealed that though his wife persuaded him from going
ahead with his plan, but his mind was made up and was fed up of
everything as he had tried all possible means to survive with no
His short note in Yoruba, which was
translated into English in the car before leaping into the Lagos Lagoon,
reads in part; “I killed myself because of the challenges I have been
facing in life. I tried my best and everything has come to nothing”.
on his own part, the car owner, Kalejaiye who was at RRS office in
company of his wife noted that for two weeks, he had not remitted
N40,000 per week lease to him yet and he Kalejaiye, has been paying for
the service of the car. He noted that although, he told him to hand over
the car last Thursday, at no time did he force him not to drive the
car. He noted that he was aware that he had a court case, at no time did
he put him under pressure about the car.
In the note which was
dated 27th August, 2017 and signed by him, Olojo indicated his phone
number and the car owner’s number. Confirming the development, Police
PRO stated that the case had been transferred to State Criminal
Investigation Department for further investigation.