A man who attempted to hang himself behind a primary school in Zanda, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has blamed spiritual forces, saying he did not know what came over him.
According to Punch, the 48-year old father of one stated that he was not himself when he climbed a tree in an attempt to commit suicide in a nearby bush, adding that he just found himself on the tree along with the rope he wanted to use to kill himself.
Elegbede, who worked with a construction company in Abuja, twice attempted to hang himself which made his neighbours to alert policemen, who came to arrested him. Before the suicide attempt, he had written a note in which took responsibility for the planned crime and also asked for forgiveness from his family and neighbours.
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He said, “I also 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 Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Mustafa, said the suspect would be arraigned in court after investigation, adding that attempted suicide was a criminal offence.