From Kayode Afolabi, Ore
An Odigbo Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of a 24-year-old man, Kayode Ojo, at the Okitipupa Correctional Centre, over an attempt to take his own life in police cell.
Men of the Ondo State Police Command brought Ojo before the court and charged him with attempted murder.
The Prosecutor, Inspector James Usifo, informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 14, 2023 at about 2:38pm at Odigbo Divisional Headquarters, Ondo
Usifo said that the defendant is a suspect and was detained in police cell. But he attempted to kill himself by drinking a poisonous substance suspected to be Izal disinfectant.
According to the charge, the offence contravenes Section 327 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
When the charge was read to the defendant, he admitted committing the crime.
The prosecutor said since the defendant had pleaded guilty, there was need to prove the case.
The defence counsel, Mr M. E Tiewe, did not oppose the prosecutor’s request.
Chief Magistrate D. O. Ogunfuyi, in his ruling, remanded the defendant at the Okitipupa Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till October 10, 2023, for fact and sentence.