Police in Lagos on Friday stopped a 58-year-old woman from jumping into the Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge in an apparent attempt to commit suicide.
This comes on the heels after an elderly woman, named Abigail Ogunyinka was rescued by fishermen from committing suicide at the Ebute Ero end of the Lagos lagoon where she had already jumped into earlier in the day.
Mrs Taiwo Momoh said her indebtedness to the tune of N18.7 million to her Swiss partner forced her to want to end her life.
Men of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, rescued her on Friday afternoon from jumping into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge.
The woman had put off her shoes and was wrapping her dress around her when men of RRS 226 prevented her from jumping.
The lady, who lives in Lekki Lagos, disclosed that she was pushed to committing suicide in order to put an end to her constant sleeplessness and shame occasioned by her indebtedness to three Swiss textile dealers.
She noted that her problem started sometimes in 2015, when a Bureau De Change dealer carted away her N18.7 million she wanted to change to pay her foreign creditors.
She added that the creditors had given her Swiss textiles worth several millions of naira, noting that she has maintained good relationship with the creditors for more than 15 years.
Her condition, she said became compounded when robbers invaded her shop on Lagos Island carting away most of the textiles that was left with her.
Momoh emphasized that most of the time, she has been having sleepless nights and seeing the ghosts of the creditors whenever she was alone.
Momoh, a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, disclosed that on several occasions she had attempted to see her Parish Pastor to identify with her problem and for the church to help her raise money to meet her Swiss creditors in order to assure them that she would pay their money.
She noted that she was only allowed to see the second in command, which had yielded no fruits.
“Added to all these, my first son, whom I felt would stand by me and console me abandoned me. By the time I’m gone, maybe he would come around and inherit what is left. I don’t want to use my debt and death to disturb anybody. I was in the shop this morning. I have looked everywhere and estimated what is there.
“I think, with my house, a bungalow, those I am leaving behind can still live comfortably. I want to go and meet God. This world is empty”, she stated.
“I won’t because I want to get rich join cult group. I go my way and I don’t socialize unnecessarily. I was a Muslim, I have because of this problem been jumping from one faith to the other. The problem is too much for me to bear. I want to go back to God.
“That is why I have dressed very simply. I am ready to meet Him. If He cannot address my problem on earth, let me go back to Him,” she narrated.