Narrating his ordeal, 58-year-old Onweji said:
“I have been sick for a long time. This illness started when I was just 22 years old. It all started after I visited a house I was building in Ibadan..
“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. The doctors were unable to cure me of the illness.
“On on July 24, 2016, I went to the Third Mainland Bridge. I was about to jump when RRS men saved me.
“For anyone to kill himself is not an easy task. If it is easy, I would have done long ago (before RSS officials came). They took me to Alausa, Ikeja. They asked me why I wanted to commit suicide; I told them I was sick.”