Man arraigned for attempting to jump into Lagos lagoon

Hammed Olojo, a 31-year-old man has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday, for attempting to commit suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon.

Olojo was brought before Magistrate O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe on a charge of attempted suicide.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, told court that Olojo committed the offence on Aug. 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.

He said 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 Nov. 16 for mention.

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