A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ebute-Meta yesterday granted a textile trader, Mrs. Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the Third Mainland Bridge into the Lagoon, a N500,000 bail.
Chief Magistrate T. A. Elias also ordered that the police must ensure that the defendant undergo psychiatric evaluation before her next court appearance.
The court made the order after the police arraigned Mrs. Momoh, 51 on a one-count charge of attempted suicide.
She pleaded not guilty.
The charge reads: “That you Titilayo Momoh ‘f’ on the 24th day of March, 2017 at about 10:00 hours at Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos did attempt to commit suicide by jumping into the river and thereby committed an offence under Section 235 Cap C17, Volume 3 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin did not object to the oral bail application moved by the defence counsel, Beauty Otigi.
Chief Magistrate Elias granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum, who must also show evidence of tax compliance.
He ordered the defendant to submit herself to psychiatric evaluation and adjourned till June 1.