One Egbe Godfrey, who reportedly lost all his savings to a trading firm, MBA Trading and Capital Investment Limited in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been arrested by the police for attempting suicide.
Godfrey had climbed a telecommunications mast at the Garrison axis of Port Harcourt on Tuesday and threatened to hang himself when residents got him distracted and rescued him.
MBA Trading and Capital Investment Limited, operated by one Maxwell Odum, collapsed due to his inability to pay investors agreed return on investment as thousands of the victims had staged protests three times to demand a refund and also called for his arrest.
Godfrey, after he was rescued, said, “My money has been seized by Maxwell Odum. He ran away with my money for over one year now. Since then, I have not seen him.
“I am frustrated; my family is frustrated because I cannot take care of them. I cannot train my children and pay school fees. My landlord has thrown me outside. I don’t know where to start life.
“I don’t have a job. There is nothing I am doing. That was why this morning I decided to come here to hang myself.”
A businessman in the area, who did not want his name in print, said, “He went up there with a rope. He tied the rope there to hang himself. We begged him until he managed to come down.”