By Mariam Bello
The Osun State police command arraigned a 23-year-old man, Andrew Francis before a magistrate court in Osogbo for Attempting to commit suicide in Police custody by inserting nail on his head.
It was gathered that the accused was arrested and detained at Dugbe Police custody over alleged theft of phone before he attempted to nail his head at the station.
The prosecutor Inspector Lamidi Rasaki told the court that the accused person committed the offence at about 10.25 pm at Dugbe Police station.
He said the accused gave false information to the police against one Kolawole Oloyede to be responsible for the nail on his head.
Rasaki added that the accused person also escaped from the Esho Brains and Spine specialist hospital at Oke-fia where he was receiving treatment.
The prosecutor said that the offence is contrary to and punishable under sections 327, 192 and 135(9) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11 laws of Osun State 2006.
Andrew Francis who is having no legal representation pleaded guilty to the three-count charge preferred against him.
The magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara ordered the accused to be remanded in Ilesha prison custody and thereby adjourned the matter to April 27 for further clarification of facts.