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Suicidal Uber driver charged to court

Few days after security operatives attached to the Lagos State Police Command rescued an Uber driver, Mr. Hammed Olojo, from plunging into the lagoon, the Police has charged the driver before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.

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

In his defense, the driver pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Olatunde, narrated to the court that Mr. Olojo committed the offence at about noon on August 27, 2017, on the popular Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

Mr. Olatunde said that the accused was apprehended while attempting to jump into the lagoon and was quickly restrained.

He told the court that the offence contravened Section 235 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr. 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. The case was however adjourned until November 16, 2017, for mention.



Idris Aina
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