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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Lady Who Attempted Suicide Begs Lagos State Govt To Stop Her Prosecution.

A Lagos textile dealer, Mrs. Taiwo Momoh, who recently attempted suicide in the Lagoon, has appealed to the government to stop her prosecution.



But she lamented her treatment in the hands of the police after she was rescued from jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge.

Momoh said she was put in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for four days, which further depressed her as neighbours started ridiculing her.

This is just as the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender said the government would give the 58-year-old medical assistance with a view to making her get over her suicidal thoughts.

Momoh had put off her shoes and was about taking a dive into the Lagoon late March, when she was rescued and handed over to officials of the Rapid Response Squad.

After she was taken to the office of the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, she lamented that she became suicidal after a bureau de change operator defrauded her of N18.7m.

She had said her Swiss textile creditor had been on her neck, adding that her situation became compounded after her shop was burgled.

During a visit to her Ajah residence on Thursday, Momoh pleaded with the government to drop the charges against her, which she said had subjected her to shame and ridicule.

She said, “I don’t know how I got to the Third Mainland Bridge. What is strange is that even if I am driving, I don’t take the bridge as it scares me. So for me to want to jump into it is strange, I believe it is a spiritual attack.

“All I can remember was that I left home alone. I got down from a cab. The driver didn’t try to stop me. I didn’t know where I was. I was disoriented, until I got to Alausa (RRS office) that I regained consciousness. I was in the CP’s office, who treated me well and even came to visit me the next day when I arrived home.

“What was painful to me was that the police locked me up at the SCIID for four days after I was arrested. I slept on the floor; they collected my phone. I had to wear the same dress for four days. They didn’t give me food. It was on Monday that I was able to call my son, who then contacted a friend of mine. I was taken to Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, where I was asked to enter a plea. How can I do that in my state of depression? I begged them to forgive me and let me go home.

“When I got back, I was still disturbed as I became conscious of people staring at me. Because of that, I didn’t go out for a while. Please just help me to beg the government not to prosecute me, I have suffered enough. I am scared.

“I never want to collect loan for business again in my life. It is a shameful thing, one should be satisfied with what one has.”

The Director of OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, who consoled Momoh, said the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, and the agency were planning to secure medical treatment for her in line with the provisions of the Criminal Code, Section 235 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

“The Attorney General is considering withdrawing the case,” a source said.


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28 comments:

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Stupid country where nothing works!,..
They should free this woman abeg..

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Act of this nature will make this woman to think even more about suicide, the thought will be escalated..... Mumu police people.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

They better withdraw that case. Just terrible, smh, oh Africa, we have a long way to go. What she needs is psychiatric and psychological support appropriate to her mental health.

Isaacson said...

They should let her be and stop prosecution abeg

sexy Daddy said...

Oh God this woman's word just melted me now.You people should let this woman to go!Rather go after the political THIEFS.

Cisca Chesca said...

Plz they should have mercy on her and withdraw the case.
I feel pity for her sef

Blessing Jackson said...

They want to kill the woman sef. They should let her be, someone who tried committing suicide going through all these after being rescued? Na wa...o

Joyful wife said...

It is well

Anonymous said...

They locked her up for 4 days without food????? Ha!!

sholetoga said...

Lagos state government should forgive her. Please temper justice with mercy

Abisola said...

Heya. I feel so sorry for her.She needs support and advice at this critical time so she doesn't attempt to kill herself again. I pray that she recovers all that she has lost.

OluVee said...

Idiot set of people,they won't go after thieves that's looting d country dry!

White Sugar said...

This people are stupid o.locking up someone who contemplate sucide. Nigeria government are jobless.

Sexy Bride said...

Please the government should let her go, why add my sorrow to her.

stunning slim shady said...

Chair... With all these treatment meted on her, how will she come out of depression? They shud ameliorate her condition n not worsen it!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I cried. Pls make una leave this woman.

Anonymous said...

I hate Nigeria so much,when i heard this story and the Tuface saga i made up my mind,i was never going back to Nigeria. Presently sorting out my parents document to join me here. The system is so depressing,she should be going through therapy. Her situation is now worse than before the suicide attempt.

jelly said...

They should please free this woman already!

Mao Akuh said...

Ambode should come to this woman's rescue at least N5M won't be bad to help her business. He can help her without announcing it so that some other fellows won't follow her step.

Anonymous said...

Pls marry me so I can leave.

Anonymous said...

If he helps her what of everybody else???

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it's a spiritual attack. Think she's just confused. Poor lady. I'm sure she wishes she had never made the attempt.

IJAY said...

This woman don't need to be going through more stress at all but​ trust Nigeria police for more toturing

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself*

Puritan said...

Queen and boss abeg make I perch here beg starry harry something. STARRY pls I need the link to download wedding party movie. I will appreciate if you can help out.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Developed countries have welfare package for the poor, if they make attempted suicide a crime, it is understandable. A country like Nigeria, which does not take care of the poor, should not have business with whatever you want to do with your life. The woman needs rehabilitation and help. Don't make her condition worse.

Anonymous said...

Stop prosecuting this vulnerable woman and compiunding her depression after all she didn't join in looting the country's money. Those who should be prosecuted are walking free and defecting to the APC.

sisi eko said...

Abeg they should leave this woman alone. She seems troubled enough already.

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