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Suicide: RRS stops textile dealer from plunging into lagoon

Days after the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who plunged into the Lagos lagoon from the Adekunle-Adeniji end of the Third Mainland bridge was found, another woman attempted suicide after she made efforts to jump into the lagoon today, Friday, March 24, 2017.

The woman identified as Mz. Taiwo Momoh, was prevented from committing suicide by the gallant officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who stopped her from jumping into the lagoon.

According to the RRS, the woman, who is a textile dealer had put off her shoes and was wrapping her dress around her when men of RRS 226 prevented her from jumping.

Shockingly, the attempt by Mz. Momoh was shortly after the report of one Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka who was rescued by fishermen early Friday morning while attempting to plummet into the lagoon.

Speaking to the RRS, Mz. Momoh said 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.

“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. That is why I have dressed very simple. I am ready to meet HIM. If He cannot address my problem on earth, let me go back to Him,” she told the RRS.



Idris Aina
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