Today a woman by name Taiwo Momoh was about to committing suicide by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon but fortunately she was rescued by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command today Friday the 24th March 2017.
After the interception by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Taiwo Momoh reviewed to the policemen and the people at the scene 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.
That her daily personal and business problem commenced sometimes in the month of February 2015 when a Bureau de Change dealer stole the sum of N18.7m she wanted to use pay her foreign creditors for her indebtedness.
That the creditors had given her Swiss textiles worth several millions of naira, noting that she had maintained good relationship with her creditors for more than 15 years in doing business with them and truths relationship has been established.
That her personal and business life condition became more compounded, when arm robbers invaded her textiles shop in Lagos Island where she operates her daily business that armed men carting away most of the textiles that were left in the store.
She further said that she is about 58 year old, who lives in the serene environ of Lekki, Lagos State and that she is a textile dealer in Lagos Island, that she had pulled off her shoes, wrapper and was about jumping into the lagoon when the officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command came to her rescued.
That because of the loss of business and her indebtedness that most of the time, she had been having sleepless and trouble nights and seeing the ‘ghosts’ of the creditors whenever she was alone.
Taiwo Momoh, further disclosed that being a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), alleged that it was also difficult for her to see the pastor of her parish, 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 yielded no fruits.
Taiwo Momoh said, “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 socialise 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.”