For attempting to commit suicide, a driver, Jacob Elegbede, has been arrested by the police in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Badagry, Lagos State born Elegbede, according to Inside Abuja, who tried unsuccessfully to kill himself behind a primary school in Zanda, a suburb of the city, has, however, blamed some evil forces behind his attempt.
The 48-year-old man who has one child told the police he was not himself when he climbed a tree in a bush with a rope with the intent of hanging himself before he was rescued by passersby.
It was, however, gathered that Elegbede who works with a construction company in Abuja, had twice attempted to commit suicide but always with the last one leading neighbours to inform the police of his actions.
Before the latest suicide attempt, Elegbede had reportedly written down a note in which took responsibility for his planned action, asking for forgiveness from his family, neighbours, and creditors.
While being interrogated, Elegbede said:
“I started having strange dreams in which I find myself having intercourse with strange women and even animals.
I worship at the Mountain of Fire and Miracle church in Abuja, but I couldn’t go for prayers or deliverance because I work from Monday to Sunday and there was no time for any other thing.
I believe my problem is spiritual because I can’t even explain how I found myself on the tree with a rope to hang myself.
I strongly believe some spiritual forces were behind my problem because while I was in the cell last Saturday, I had a wet dream in which a dog was licking my private parts.”
The FCT Police Commissioner, Muhammed Mustafa, said the suspect would be arraigned in court after investigation, adding that attempted suicide was a criminal offense.
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