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Why I want to die –Woman who attempted suicide at Lagoon but rescued by fishermen



Why I want to die --Woman who attempted suicide at Lagoon but rescued by fishermen

Eagle eyed fishermen reportedly rescued a woman who tried to take her life by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon over unpaid debt.

According to Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, the aged woman identified as Abigail Ogunyinka who sells Amala at the Alakuko area of Lagos said she took a loan of N150, 000 (One hundred and fifty thousand) from a Microfinance Bank and has been unable to gather money to repay the loan two weeks after her deadline to refund the money expired.

Her inability to repay the sum she borrowed and the fear that she may be harassed by the Microfinance Bank according to the CP forced her to seek the option of taking her life by attempting to jump into the Ebute Ero end of the Lagos Lagoon.

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The aged woman was rescued after a maid who she lived with raised an alarm when she attempted to jump into the Lagoon.

When asked why she came along with her maid to the scene where she attempted to take her own life, the aged woman said; “I decided to come with my maid so that when I successfully take my life, she would be able to narrate the story of my death to members of my family”.

The Lagos CP however said a test to ascertain the mental state of Mrs. Abigail will be conducted at the Police Hospital and subsequently she’ll be referred to a psychologist to ascertain if she was just trying to gain attention for herself.

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  1. yanju omotodun

    March 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Arrant nonsense. She just did that to gain attention and nothing more than that if not why going with a maid. She should be arrested for wasting my time to read her story.

    • seyi jelili

      March 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Truly the woman is unserious. They should just investigate if truly she owed a microfinance bank the amount she claimed and if it is true, the Lagos State government should pay for her and set a big business for her. Her star is to shine in this due time.

  2. Roland Uchendu Pele

    March 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    150k is the amount a Senator would squander for lunch in one day. 150k is the amount a cheerful giver would donate in church for electrical appliances. 150k is the amount that nearly sent someone to grave.

    • Anita Kingsley

      March 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      That’s how life is, fingers re not equal, this money is what some useless guys pay to sleep with prostitutes in one night. But, what can one do when we were not created equally?

  3. Agbor Chris

    March 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Frustration can cause lead to depression, while depression can do havoc to human, this is can be said about the woman. It’s sad she opted for suicide because of N150k. Embarrassment is better than suicide, when there’s still life, there’s hope

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    March 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    They ought to allow her die. If she reallly wanted to die she would have gone alone, taking her maid along means she wanted someone to shout while she attempt to take her own life. Silly woman, won’t she pay the debt now? She should go find money to pay

    • Joy Madu

      March 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Foolish woman without sense because she want people to pity her and pay her debt.Well thank God she survived so she can now pay her debt.useless woman without sense


    March 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I am so sure so many people will emulate this woman soon if they discovered she was later helped. This is Nigeria where every way is a way.

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