Court arraigns woman who attempted to jump into Lagos lagoon over N18.7m debt

N18.7m debt: Woman on trial over attempt to jump into Lagos lagoon

A 51 – year – old textile dealer at Balogun Market , Taiwo Titilayo- Momoh, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos , was on Monday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates ’ Court .

The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit suicide , pleaded not guilty .

But the prosecutor , Sgt . Kehinde Omisakin insisted that the accused committed the offence on March 24 at about 10 . 00 a . m . on the Third Mainland Bridge , Lagos .

He said the businesswoman was , however , prevented by security operatives from committing suicide .

The accused had been having sleepless nights since she was allegedly duped of N18 . 7 m by a Bureau – de – Change operator sometime in 2015 .

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 , Mr 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 .

( NAN)

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