It was a startling revelation inside the office of the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, South West Nigeria as Taiwo Momoh, a woman who attempted to jump from the Third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon on Friday, revealed how the ghost of the person she was owing was pushing her to kill herself.
Momoh, a textile trader, who gave his residential address as Lekki area of Lagos state, told the police who rescued her that she wanted to commit suicide because she was indebted to Swiss textile dealers.
She said her problem started in 2015, when lost N18.7 million to a bureau de change dealer, who bolted with the money she wanted to change to foreign currency to pay her foreign creditors.
She added that the creditors had given her textiles worth several millions of naira, noting that she had maintained good relationship with the creditors for more than 15 years.
Her words:“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,” the police said in a statement.
“She emphasized that most of the time, she has been having sleepless nights and seeing the ghosts of the creditors whenever she was alone.”
The statement said Momoh, a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), 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 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.
“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,” she said.
“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.”
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