Man Attempts Suicide In Police Custody

Man Attempts Suicide In Police Custody
  • PublishedSeptember 27, 2023

A middle-aged man, Kayode Ojo has been ordered to be remanded in a correctional centre by any Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Odigbo, Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, for attempting to commit suicide inside a police cell.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the defendant attempted to drink a poisonous liquid substance inside the cell.

Police prosecutor, Mr James Usifo, said the offence committed contravenes Section 327 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

Usifo told the court that the defendant committed an offence of attempting to kill himself by drinking a poisonous substance suspected to be a disinfectant in police custody.

He noted that the defendant had earlier been arrested for another crime and detained in a police cell where he attempted to kill himself.

The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder.

Chief Magistrate, D. O. Ogunfuyi, in his ruling, remanded the defendant at the Okitipupa Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till October 10, 2023, for fact and sentence.

  • Kazeem Badmus

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