Jobless man arrested for attempting suicide in Lagos charged to Court, granted bail of N200,000

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OduduwaNews has gathered that an unemployed man, Solomon Okon, has been in police custody for over a month for allegedly drinking a poisonous substance.

It was learnt that the 21-year-old, who was a porter at Havana Hospital, Surulere, Lagos, drank the poisonous substance after receiving a letter terminating his employment.

A relative of Okon told the newsmen that the incident happened in August, adding that the suspect had since been charged to court.

He said, “Okon was working at Havana Hospital and received N35, 000 a month. He was squatting with a friend and was using part of the money to take care of his mother in Akwa Ibom. In August, he received a letter terminating his employment.

“Out of frustration, he ingested a poisonous substance. However, because it all happened in the hospital, he was quickly attended to and was able to recover to some extent. The hospital management reported the matter to the Barracks Police Station and then he was arrested and detained.”

In the meantime, the arrested man was said to have been charged to Court on Wednesday and the presiding judge granted him bail of N200,000.

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