Barely five days after a medical doctor committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Friday rescued two women who attempted to commit suicide.
The women, in two separate incidences attempted to jump into the lagoon from top of the Third Mainland Bridge and Carter Bridge in Lagos respectively.
One, Abigail Ogunyinka, succeeded in jumping into the lagoon at the Carter Bridge but she was rescued by divers who quickly fished her out from the lagoon.
The other woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh was rescued while attempting to jump into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge.
The two women gave reasons why they attempted to commit suicide.
Ogunyinka said, “I am owing two Micro-finance banks. One N60,000 and the other N90,000 and the banks have been troubling me. I have looked all through and there is no help. I don’t want to face embarrassment. I took my househelp along with me and I told her we were going to the market. I took her along so that she would tell my people and those that I am owing that I did not run away with their money. I wanted her to tell them that I had ended my life but she was the person who raised the alarm when I plunged into the lagoon. If I had known, I wouldn’t have gone with her because, I am going back to the same problem.”
On her part, Momoh who also blamed financial problem to her suicide mission said:”I am blaming the police and the people who rescued me. I am a trader in Balogun market and I took goods from four foreigners who trusted me. I am owing $10,000, $5000, $7000, $12,000 and $2,000 and I was swindled by a Bureau De Change operator. Since I was duped, I have not been sleeping. It is as if I am carrying a heavy load. Please, I am owing Ritmam , Helen and Mathias. Help me to beg them to forgive me. I have not been sleeping .I see those that I am owing in the dream. I am dying of lack of sleep.”