Man Faces Attempted Suicide Charge For Hiding In Medview Airline
Emmanuel Ugochukwu may spend the remaining part of his life in prison if he is found guilty.
He is facing suicide charges after journeying from Lagos to London and back to Lagos in an airline.
He was not a registered passenger, but he was on the Medview Airline as a stowaway.
Another man, Michael Bamiro, a security officer, suspected to have aided his access into the plane is also facing charges.
Bamiro works with ALMN Security at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
They both appeared in Ogba Magistrates’ Court 13 in Ikeja on Friday and after the court heard their case, they were remanded in prison.
The prosecutor, Joseph Alabi, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Friday, said the accused would remain in custody pending the perfection of their bail conditions.
The accused persons were charged by the Police on counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful entry and attempted suicide.
The Police alleged that they committed the offences between July 1 and July 3 at the departure wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Offence of attempted suicide contravenes Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which prescribes a life jail term as penalty for offenders.
The 2 accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge and the matter was adjourned until November 7 for trial.