A group of fishermen have prevented a woman identified as Abigail Ogunyinka, from committing suicide by jumping into the Lagoon in Lagos state.
In an interview with TVC News, the old woman said she jumped into the lagoon because she was owing N150,000, a sum she borrowed from a microfinance bank.
She said she collected loan to fund her ‘amala’ business and has been in default for two weeks. She said would not be able to face the shame and embarrassment.
It was learnt that she left the house in company of a little girl who lived with her family. On why she went with the girl, she said it was to ensure that there was someone to tell the family what actually happened to her.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni, said that the police is making efforts to authenticate the woman’s story by contacting the bank.
He said that the Command will try and help te woman pay the debt if it is confirmed to be true.