Yesterday, a man identified as Wasiu Alowonle, committed suicide by jumping from the 3 floor of Magistrate Court No. 21, Samuel Ilori Court House Ogba, Lagos.
Wasiu was until his death, defending a charge of theft before Her Honour O. A Raji (Mrs.) in in Charge Number MIK/Q/112/2017: Commissioner of Police vs. Wasiu Alowonle.
According to an eyewitness, Wasiu who was accused of stealing iron door worth #40,000,00 has been in custody for about six months since his last court appearance.
He was said to have suddenly attempted to escape by jumping through the window from the 3rd floor of the Court room and died in the process.
What is said to be more baffling is that the complainant had informed the prosecution that he wanted the matter resolved amicably out of court.