Osun: 23-Year-Old Man Remanded In Prison For Attempting Suicide

Osun: 23-Year-Old Man Remanded In Prison For Attempting Suicide

By News Agency of Nigeria on April 21, 2018
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An Osogbo Magistrates ‘ Court sitting in Osun on Friday, April 20, 2018, remanded  Andrew Peter, a 23-year-old man, in Ilesa Prison over alleged attempted suicide while in police custody.

Olusegun Ayilara, the Magistrate, ordered the defendant to be kept in prison due to the magnitude of the offence involved.

Lamidi Rasaki, the prosecutor, had told the court that the defendant,  who was arrested and detained for alleged theft of a cell phone,  committed the offence in April 2018,at Okefia area of  Osogbo.

He said the defendant was taken to the hospital for treatment but later escaped before he was apprehended and brought to the court.

The defendant,  who had no legal representation,  pleaded guilty to a  three-count charge which contravened sections 327, 192, and 135(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun 2003.

The magistrate, however, adjourned the case to April 27 for the presentation of facts before sentencing.


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