The Police in Imo have on Tuesday rescued a female staff of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, from committing suicide.
An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the woman in her early 40s climbed a water tank stanchion, about the height of a three- storey building, from where she threatened to jump down.
The eye witness told NAN in Owerri that the woman was shouting at the top of the stanchion before people in the neighbourhood noticed her.
He said the neighbours then alerted two policemen who climbed the facility and pleaded with the woman before she came down at about 6.30 a.m.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, DSP Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident.
Enwerem said that the woman attempted to take her life but was rescued unhurt by policemen who were invited by her neighbours.
According to the police spokesman, preliminary information obtained from the woman showed that she was a Staff of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri.
“The woman climbed a high water tank stanchion as early as 6 a.m. and was shouting on top of her voice that she was frustrated and tired of life,’’ he said.