Court Frees Lagos Woman Who Attempted Suicide
It seemed awkward when news emerged that Mrs Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, had been charged for attempting suicide by jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
Her act meant she had enough problems to handle and many wondered if standing before strangers to explain her pains would make her life better or worse.
The news is that on the recommendation of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday discharged her for offences bordering on attempted suicide.
The textile trader was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on March 24, when she told the driver to stop on the bridge and tried to jump off.
She was rescued…or arrested by the police and arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrate Court in Lagos and she pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted suicide.
Perhaps she was going to have a swim in the lagoon; Lagos sun is that hot, isn’t it?
She was granted 500,000 Naira bail and the presiding Magistrate, T. A. Elias ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation before her next court appearance on June 1.
On her return, she was asked to go and "sin no more".
Now, if you are facing challenges and considering suicide, please be warned that it is an offence under Section 235 Cap C17, Volume 3 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.