An Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court has remanded a man, Kayode Ojo, in prison for attempting to commit suicide inside a police cell.
Ojo was arrested and arraigned by police for attempting to take his own life.
He was alleged to have attempted to drink a poisonous liquid substance inside the cell.
The police arraigned him on a one count charge bordering on attempted murder before the Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Odigbo, Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Police prosecutor, James Usifo, the offence committed contravenes Section 327 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Usifo told the court that the defendant committed an offence of attempting to kill himself by drinking a poisonous substance suspected to be a disinfectant in police custody.
The defendant was said to have earlier been arrested for another crime and detained in a police cell where he attempted to kill himself.
Ojo pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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.