Woman Faces Life Sentence For Attempting To Jump Into Lagoon
Mrs Taiwo Titilayo-Momoh attempted to take her life after she was allegedly duped of 18.7 million Naira by a Bureau-de-Change operator sometime in 2015.
She decided to end it all, without considering her family and loved ones that will miss her forever, if she had died.
Now, she faces being locked away in a prison for life.
The 51-year-old textile dealer at Balogun Market, attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
She was on Monday brought 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, 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 from committing suicide by security operatives.
The accused has had sleepless nights since she was allegedly duped, but her nights may become longer if she is found guilty.
Mrs Titilayo-Momoh may, on conviction, be sentenced to a life imprisonment according to the provisions of the section of the law on her offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.T. Elias, admitted the accused to a bail of 500,000 Niara 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 till June 1 for mention.