Police dock man for attempting suicide in Lagos Lagoon

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos

The police in Lagos have charged a 31-year-old man, Hammed Olojo to court for attempting to commit suicide.

Specifically, the police who charged the accused for jumping into the Lagos lagoon was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.

During Olojo appearance brought before the presiding judge, Magistrate O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, he however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

But the Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, told court that Olojo committed the offence on August 27 at about noon on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Olatunde said that the accused was apprehended while attempting to jump into the lagoon and was quickly restrained adding that the offence contravened Section 235 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Fowowe-Erusiafe, however, advised the accused that suicide was not the way out and that he should look at the brighter side of life.

The magistrate admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until November 16 for mention.

 

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