Women Arraigned In Court For Attempt to Jump Into Lagos Lagoon From Third Mainland Bridge

A 51-year-old Taiwo Titilayo-Momoh, who attempted to jump into the Third Mainland Bridge lagoon in Lagos, has been arraigned before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.


 

Titilayo attempted to take her life a month ago on the said bridge before she was rescued by police operatives.

When asked why she decided to take her life, she said she had been having sleepless nights since she was allegedly duped of N18.7m by a Bureau-de-Change operator sometime in 2015.

She was therefore arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit suicide on Monday, but pleaded not guilty.

The offence contravened Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The accused may, on conviction, be sentenced to a life imprisonment according to the provisions of the section.

The Chief Magistrate, A.T. Elias admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Elias directed that the woman should be taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and adjourned the case until June 1 for mention.

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