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After Police Rescue From Suicide Attempt, Businesswoman Says, ‘I want to go back to God. This world is empty’ Featured News 

After Police Rescue From Suicide Attempt, Businesswoman Says, ‘I want to go back to God. This world is empty’

Officers of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command Friday morning prevented a woman who was about to jump into the Lagos Lagoon from perfecting her inordinate ambition of taking her life.

 

The rescued woman later told the police 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.

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Taiwo Momoh talks with the police after failed suicide mission

 

According to Punch online, the Police reported that 58-year-old Taiwo Momoh, who lives in Lekki and a textile dealer in Lagos Island, had pulled off her shoes, wrapper and was about jumping into the lagoon when the officers rescued her.

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“She explained that her problem started sometimes in 2015, when a Bureau De Change dealer carted away her N18.7 million she wanted to pay her foreign creditors with.

 

“She said the creditors had given her Swiss textiles worth several millions of naira, noting that she has maintained good relationship with the them for more than 15 years.

 

“Her condition she added became compounded when robbers invaded her shop in Lagos Island carting away most of the textiles that were left with her.

 

“She emphasized that most of the time, she had been having sleepless nights and seeing the ‘ghosts’ of the creditors whenever she was alone.

 

“Momoh, being a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God disclosed that it was also difficult for her to see the Pastor of her parish.

 

“She said 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.

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Taiwo Momoh with the police after suicide attempt

 

She noted that she was only allowed to see the second in command, which yielded no fruits.”

 

Momoh continued, “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.

 

“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 simple. I am ready to meet HIM. If He cannot address my problem on earth, let me go back to Him.”

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