Lagos Textile Dealer Arraigned For Attempted Suicide

* Scales of Justice * Source: Iconfinder


An Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos has granted a textile trader, Mrs Titilayo Momoh, N500, 000 bail following her plea of not guilty to a charge of attempted suicide.

The Presiding Chief Magistrate T. A. Elias also ordered the defendant to undergo psychiatric evaluation test before her next court appearance.

Mrs Titilayo Mlomoh, 51, was arraigned before the court today by the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), Yaba, Lagos on one-count charge of attempted suicide.

The charge reads: “That you Titilayo Momoh ‘f’ on the 24th day of March, 2017 at about 10:00 hours at Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos did attempt to commit suicide by jumping into the river and thereby committed an offence under Section 235 Cap C17, Volume 3 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecuting Police Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin had no objection to the oral bail application of Defence Counsel, Beauty Otigi,that the defendant should be granted bail in liberal term.

Chief Magistrate Elias granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum, the two sureties must show evidence of tax payment.

He further ordered the defendant to submit herself to psychiatric evaluation and adjourned till June 1, 2017 .



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