Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Man attempts to evade court trial by jumping off storey building

Tomiwa Bolaji apprehended by security men after jumping off a storey building in a bid to escape court 

Shock rippled through Ejigbo Magistrates’ court in Lagos State, today as a 22-year-old man who was arrested and charged before the court jumped off the court’s storey building to evade trial.

The suspect, Tomiwa Bolaji, had already been beaten severely by the court security guards and had been attempting to escape through the adjoining street close to the court premises.

While the court officials were preparing for his remand papers, he suddenly got up and jumped off the court building before he was re-arrested and sent to prison.

The court registrar, security guards and police officers present during the incident, pursued him, later re-arresting him in the street and bringing him back into the courtroom to face trial.
PM News reports that Bolaji was brought to the court and arraigned for allegedly stealing a generator set valued at N25,000 belonging to a Moses Udeze.
The incident reportedly took place at 11, Adenekan Street where Udeze resides.

While escaping with the generator, Bolaji was reportedly caught by the residents and handed over to the police at Ejigbo Division.
Bolaji confessed to the crime, stating that he actually stole the set to sell in order to raise money.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi ordered him to be remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending the date for fact and sentence, meanwhile the matter was adjourned till 14 December.

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