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Man Rescued While Trying To Hang Self On Tree In Abeokuta Arrested For Attempted Suicide

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August 27, 2017 – Man Rescued While Trying To Hang Himself On Tree In Abeokuta Arrested For Attempted Suicide

Ogun state chapter of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested a man who allegedly attempted to commit suicide over his inability to refund a N50,000 ‘loan.

The man was arrested by the Anti-Vandal Team of (NSCDC), Ogun Command, while he was trying to hang himself in a bush on Ayetoro Road, Abeokuta.

The NAN learnt that the man had tied a rope to a tree and was about hanging himself when a member of the NSCDC team saw him.

The man, a 34-year old father of five, later told newsmen that he worked with Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) in Ogun but was sacked.

He explained that his inability to perform his responsibility as the head of the family led him to attempt suicide .

He added that his failure to pay the ‘loan from LAPO, a private micro-credit lending organisation, forced him to take the decision to take his life.

“I am a 200 level drop-out of Federal College of Education, Osiele, I dropped out because I could not get financial assistance to continue.

“Due to the health problem of my child in 2008, I had to drop out so that I could have some money to take care of my sick child.

“But, we later lost the child in 2009 because we were unable to pay some hospital bills after people had helped us in raising money for the surgery.

“I was duped by some people and they even threatened me which made me to leave Abeokuta for Akwa-Ibom state.

’It was when I came back after a year that I discovered I had been sacked from TRACE.

“I am frustrated because am owing a lot of people ranging from house bill to electricity bill and some other bills.

“I am ashamed of myself because am not a responsible man, I cannot cater for my family as a head.

“The LAPO officials have used OPC (Odua Peoples Congress) to arrest my wife because of the money, if not for the help of my pastor.

” Am just frustrated because I have to pay N3,000 every Friday and I am presently jobless. And I still have like N24,000 to balance .

“What added to my conclusion to commit suicide was due to my inability to refund the ‘LAPO’ loan I collected when I wanted to start my tricycle business.

” The officials of the LAPO have been giving my family tough times for sometimes now because, I cannot afford to be repaying N3,000 every Friday, “he said.

He, however, said he regretted his action and wanted a second chance in life.

“I wish to go back to school; I want the government to help me with a job that can cater for my family and other things that are important, ” the man said.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Ogbonnaya Dyke described it as a crime against the state for someone to try to take his life.

Dyke added that the suspect would be handed over to the police, after the NSCDC Intelligence Unit had concluded its work.

“Since the matter is under our Crisis Management Team, we have to swing into action to address the situation.

“Necessary actions will be taken by the Corps in addressing the situation. He is going to be handed over to the police after our intelligence Unit has done its work, ” he said.



  1. Big Aunty Koks

    August 27, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    This is one of those strange laws….successful suicide is not a crime but Attempted Suicide is a crime.
    This man’s problems are legion starting from LAPO indebtedness, individual indebtedness, joblessnesss, inability to meet up ith his family commitments AND now he is on the wrong side of the law. Someone please assist him with a job first. His problem requires rehabilitation and I hope justice in this case is tempered with mercy.

    • Metu Nyetu

      August 27, 2017 at 8:40 PM


  2. Grace

    August 27, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    I shed tears reading this. Govt please help this man. He is not a criminal. Hear his plea for help. Police stop this matter and rescue this mans situation. See him crying he mean it do something with his situation financially police and released him ASAP.

    Silly law. Released and help him please.

  3. Mon

    August 27, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Thank your God,though the suicide attempt sounds as arranged just to voice out your matter. Government make una help him i as he no steal


    August 28, 2017 at 12:40 AM



    August 28, 2017 at 12:42 AM


  6. fifelomo

    August 28, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    @BAK, may God grants you more knowledge. You said it all.

  7. J. B. Hunter

    August 28, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    THIS COUNTRY called Nigeria is the World MOST backward country on the global map.

    Somebody who out of life‘s frustrations wanted to take his own life and was rescued by chance, a kind of luck that many before him did not have and instead of helping him they arrested him and compounded his woes. Stupid country!

    Recently, there have been some good numbers of the pretended-repentant-boko haram terrorist. Who claimed to have surrendered after killing thousands of innocent souls not to talk of properties amounting to billions of Naira destroyed by these same imps.

    The FGN quickly granted them pardon and immediately arranged for a rehabilitation programmes for them.

    But here is a man who did not want to take to any crime against humanity but to self just to end it all, the Law now suddenly wakes from its slumber against him. RUBBISH Country.
    God is watching.

    I take a stroll…

  8. Big Aunty Koks

    August 28, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    @fifelomo, thanks and welcome back! I did wonder whether it was the “fasting season” or your work… or both that conspired to “colonize” and kept you from commenting as often as before before. Missed your comments, so once again welcome back oo!

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