Suicide Attempt: RRS Stops Textile Dealer From Jumping Into The Lagoon (Photos)

Mrs Abigael Ogunyinka
Shortly after the report of Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka who was rescued by fishermen in Lagos Lagoon early Friday morning, another woman was today prevented at about 11:25 a.m from leaping into the Lagoon by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos state Police Command.
The
lady, Taiwo Momoh, 58, a textile dealer in Lagos Island, had put off
her shoes and was wrapping her dress around her when men of RRS 226
prevented her from jumping.

After she was rescued

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 in
Lagos Island carting away most of the textiles that was left with her.
She
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 Christain Church of God 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 has 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”, she concluded.
She
added, “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.”